According to a Motion for Preliminary Approval filed in a Georgia federal court, Home Depot has agreed to pay $25 million and strengthen its data security practices to resolve a putative class action brought by financial institutions after a 2014 data breach that compromised 56 million credit and debit card numbers. It is reported that financial institutions that file a valid claim will be eligible to receive a fixed payment estimated to be $2 per compromised card. Financial Institutions that submit specific proof of losses may also be eligible for a supplemental award of up to 60% of their documented losses.
Class Actions Blog
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Judge Michael Mosman, an Oregon federal district court judge, dismissed a consumer’s proposed class action suit against Nike, Inc. The consumer had alleged that the company duped shoppers at its outlet stores with false suggested retail prices on items, leading them to believe that they were getting a discount.
Stoll Berne and Nick Kahl LLC, filed a class action complaint in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Airbnb, Inc., alleging that Airbnb’s booking policies discriminate against African-Americans. The complaint was filed on behalf of named plaintiff, Patricia Harrington. Ms. Harrington’s complaint alleges that Airbnb offers different services to African-Americans than it does to Caucasians. The lawsuit, Patricia Harrington, et al. v. Airbnb, Inc., seeks to compel Airbnb to offer its public accommodations free of discrimination and to enforce Oregon’s public accommodations laws.
A class action lawsuit has been filed in California federal court against Oracle America, Inc. The complaint alleges that Oracle failed to pay its sales force earned wages by retroactively changing contracts to reduce commissions on past sales.
The named plaintiff in the lawsuit alleges that the company told her that she had a negative commission balance of approximately $20,000 after it “re-planned” how much she would be paid for sales she made in 2013. The plaintiff was notified of the change after receiving commissions in November and December 2013 under a previously stated “comp plan,” but Oracle applied the new rate retroactively to June 2013.
BMW has agreed to pay up to $477.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit covering about 318,000 U.S. luxury car owners who may have suffered water damage harming electrical components in vehicle trunks. According to settlement documents filed in U.S. District Court in New York last week, the settlement covers owners of 2004-2010 model year BMW 5 Series cars and will allow owners to receive up to a $1,500 reimbursement for prior repairs.