JPML Sends Sonic Drive-In Data Breach Suits To Ohio

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 3:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred several proposed class actions against Sonic Drive-In to the Northern District of Ohio on Wednesday, centralizing the suits over the restaurant chain’s massive breach of customer data.

The panel said that the Ohio court of U.S. District Judge James S. Gwin would be the most convenient venue for centralizing the five separate actions, all of which are nationwide proposed class actions over the chain’s handling of the breach affecting millions of customers. Given the similarities among the cases,...
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