Calif. Privacy Law May Sway Venue For Dickey's Breach Suits

By Allison Grande (January 28, 2021, 10:26 PM EST) -- The California Consumer Privacy Act could be a big factor in deciding where six cases stemming from a data breach at Dallas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit should be consolidated, with a federal judge on the panel that's mulling consolidation questioning whether the novel claims justify hearing the disputes in the Golden State.

Ross Diczhazy and Wesley Etheridge, the lead plaintiffs in a putative class action in the Southern District of California that accuses Dickey's of failing to prevent cybercriminals from stealing credit card numbers from about 3 million customers, have pushed the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize in the...

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