Breach Victims Face Tough Road With Barnes & Noble Ruling

Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 10:23 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday refused to allow a group of Barnes & Noble customers to continue with their data breach claims despite finding they had established basic Article III standing, demonstrating that plaintiffs' recent strides in proving harm may not continue when it comes to more substantive damages and class certification issues.

In a 17-page ruling dismissing without prejudice the book buyers' contract, fraud and other claims raised in the wake of a 2012 data breach, U.S. District Judge Andrea R. Wood concluded that while the plaintiffs had cleared the standing bar set by the Seventh Circuit in Remijas v. Neiman...

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