JPML Centralizes Target Data Breach Suits In Minn.

Law360, Chicago (April 3, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Dozens of lawsuits accusing Target Corp. of failing to protect millions of customers from a data breach that compromised their personal information will be consolidated in Minnesota, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered on Wednesday, agreeing with the company that its home state is the proper venue.

The order brings together 33 suits across 18 districts — and potentially another 71 "tag-along" actions — before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson in Minnesota.

"We are persuaded that the most appropriate location for this litigation is the District of Minnesota," the panel wrote. "Target is headquartered in that district, where 25...

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