Neiman Marcus Data Breach Suit Revived By 7th Circ.

By Jody Godoy (July 20, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT) -- Neiman Marcus customers whose credit card information was stolen in a data security breach have standing to sue not only after fraudulent charges appear but also for fraud-prevention expenses such as credit monitoring, the Seventh Circuit said Monday in a precedential ruling.

Plaintiffs sued Neiman Marcus in March 2014, saying the retailer cut corners on security measures that could have prevented or mitigated the breach and didn't give them timely notice of the attack. (Credit: AP) A three-judge panel held that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, which is often cited by defendants in data breach...

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