8th Circ. Remands Target Corp. Data Breach Deal

By Kat Sieniuc (February 1, 2017, 4:30 PM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit decided Wednesday to send back to lower court the $10 million deal that let Target Corp. out of multidistrict litigation over its notorious 2013 data breach, after two men raised concerns about inadequate class representation and compensation.

The appeals panel called out the district court's certification of the settlement class as not meeting the court's standards, saying "the lack of legal analysis in both the preliminary and final orders suggests that class certification was the product of summary conclusion rather than rigor,"

The panel added, "we hold that the district court abused its discretion by failing to rigorously...

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