Neiman Marcus Skirts Data Breach Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2014, 10:14 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed class action alleging that Neiman Marcus Group LLC negligently failed to protect 350,000 customers' credit card information prior to a 2013 hack into the high-end department store's servers, ruling the plaintiffs had lacked Article III standing.

Granting the defendant's motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel said he wasn't convinced that unauthorized credit card charges for which the plaintiffs would be reimbursed qualify as concrete injuries warranting Article III standing.

Customers Hilary Remijas, Melissa Frank, Debbie Farnoush and Joanne Kao claimed the defendant's security failure had exposed them to a...

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