Target Data Breach Deal's Hiccup Puts Focus On Standing

By Allison Grande (February 2, 2017, 10:17 PM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit recently directed a lower court to reassess a $10 million class action settlement that allowed Target to escape a broad range of data breach claims, including those raised by consumers who couldn't prove they had been harmed, a ruling that is likely to make litigants and courts alike focus even more sharply on the role of standing in class action pacts.

In a published decision issued Wednesday, a three-judge appellate panel, in remanding the case for further review, called out the district court's certification of the settlement class as not meeting the court's standards, saying, "the lack of legal...

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