7th Circ. Wary Of Reviving Barnes & Noble Breach Action

By Lauraann Wood (December 6, 2017, 6:06 PM EST) -- At least one judge on a Seventh Circuit panel on Wednesday grappled with the prospect of reviving a proposed class action against Barnes & Noble over its 2012 security breach, wondering whether it's enough to claim economic damages if the California and Illinois customers who lost money through the hack got it back within three days.

Erich Schork of Barnow and Associates PC, who argued for the proposed class, told the three-judge panel that it is enough because the plaintiffs need only to allege a loss of money to bring a proper claim under California consumer fraud and breach reporting laws....

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