Kohl's Moves to Boot $600M Online Tracking Suit

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. on Friday sought to dismiss a potential $600 million proposed class action in Missouri accusing the company of installing covert tracking software that allows it to monitor the Internet browsing history of consumers who visit its website.

When customers access the Kohl’s Web page, the site downloads a tracking code called a “flash cookie” — even when the user has set his or her privacy controls to prevent tracking — which the company uses to harvest personal information and “generate substantial revenue”...
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Case Information

Case Title

Watson v. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.

Case Number



Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other


Rodney W. Sippel

Date Filed

March 29, 2013

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