Target Ruling Lowers Bar For Standing In Data Breach Suits

By Allison Grande (December 22, 2014, 8:12 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal judge last week ruled that a putative class of Target Corp. consumers had alleged sufficient economic damage to proceed with their claims over the retailer's infamous holiday data breach, a decision that other plaintiffs and courts are likely to seize on to prolong the life of data breach suits.

In a ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson left largely intact a consolidated consumer class action filed against Target in the wake of the massive December 2013 data breach that affected roughly 110 million Target customers. While he turned away some state law claims, the judge...

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