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Sewage treatment plants file class action against Costco, Target, and Wal-Mart over flushable wipes

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Costco, Target and Wal-Mart have been named in a class action brought by sewage treatment facilities. The retailers manufacture and sell wipes that allegedly are misrepresented as safe to flush, but damage sewage systems, the complaint alleges. The wipes are labeled as “safe to flush, safe for plumbing, safe for sewer systems and/or biodegradable” but don’t disintegrate after they are flushed, the suit alleged. The wipes are therefore not flushable “under any definition of the term,” according to the complaint. But because the wipes are marketed as safe to flush, consumers continue to discard them into toilets and subsequently damage sewage systems, the suit claimed.


Target settles banks’ data breach class action

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by Steve Larson

Data SecurityBanks suing Target Corp. over its massive 2013 data breach have agreed to a $39 million settlement to resolve the class action.  This was the first data breach class action settlement ever reached where financial institutions were the plaintiffs.

Under the terms of the settlement, which U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson preliminarily approved, Target will pay up to $20.25 million directly to settlement class members and make an additional $19.1 million payment to fund MasterCard’s Account Data Compromise program relating to the breach. Read more…


Target data breach class action certified

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by Keith Dubanevich

Data SecurityOn September 15, 2015 Judge Paul Magnuson, U.S. District Judge in Minnesota, certified a class of financial institutions that had sued Target as a result of the 2013 data breach.  The consumer class case has settled and is awaiting court approval. Read more…


Visa and Target settle data breach class action

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by Steve Larson

Data SecurityVisa Inc. announced it reached an agreement with Target Corp. to reimburse credit card issuers up to $67 million for costs related to the massive data breach the retailer disclosed in 2013.  This settlement more than tripled the value of a previous settlement that failed to gain enough support from the banks involved.


Target must disclose any previous data breaches in pending class action

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Steve Larson

targetFederal District Court Magistrate Jeffrey J. Keyes in the multidistrict litigation pending in Minneapolis ruled that Target has to tell financial institutions suing over the retailer’s massive 2013 data breach whether it suffered similar attacks in the past and if so, how it responded to them. Read more…


Financial institutions reject Target and MasterCard proposed settlement

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Steve Larson

targetEarlier on this blog, I noted that MasterCard and Target had entered into a proposed settlement relating to the 2013 breach of Target customers’ data that many financial institutions objected to.  The settlement provided for a $19 million payout, but at least 90% of the banks and credit unions had to sign up for the settlement by last week if it was to go forward.  Target announced that MasterCard informed Target that it didn’t get enough banks to sign onto the $19 million payout to settle the proposed class action in Minnesota federal court. Read more…


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