Multidistrict Litigation

Recent coverage of data breach and cybersecurity litigation has focused on developments concerning Article III standing and inventive Plaintiff’s counsel seeking to rely on a cyberattack to bring quintessential consumer pricing class actions.  However, there is a new development looming on the horizon that has received little attention so far: the threat posed by

In re Mednax Services, MDL No. 2994, is an MDL (multidistrict litigation) pending in the Southern District of Florida, currently in its early stages.  2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195342, *8-9 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 9, 2021).  In a striking move late last week, a federal court ordered a stay of the proceedings pending resolution of

Last week a federal court in Illinois granted preliminary approval to a $92 million settlement reached in the TikTok multidistrict litigation (“MDL”), over objections that had been raised in March concerning the basis and terms of settlement.  Read on to learn more.

As readers of CPW already know, last year the Panel on Multidistrict

Last month, T-Mobile disclosed that it had been targeted in a cyberattack that resulted in the compromise of some current, former and prospective customers’ SSN, name, address, date of birth and driver’s license/ID information.  According to T-Mobile, “the breach did not expose any customer financial information, credit card information, debit or other payment information.”  However,

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Sonic Data Privacy MDL Headed to Trial? Court Denies Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment | Consumer Privacy World

Federal Court Holds Defendant’s

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

BREAKING: Sixth Circuit in Sonic Data Breach Litigation Denies Request to Appeal District Court’s Certification of Class, Dismissing Sonic’s Self-Identification and Standing

 CPW’s Kristin Bryan has been covering the Sonic data breach litigation and broader lessons the case carries for other data privacy class actions.  A ruling from the Sixth Circuit this week is a powerful reminder of the district court’s discretion in ruling on issues pertaining to class certification—and barriers to challenging certification of a class. 

Readers of CPW are familiar with In re Blackbaud, a data privacy multi-district litigation (“MDL”) created in December 2020 that is currently pending in the District of South Carolina.  The MDL was created to manage the claims of individuals and putative class representatives against Blackbaud, a cloud software company that was targeted in several

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Financial Technology Company Reaches $58 Million Settlement to Resolve Data Privacy Litigations | Consumer Privacy World

Sonic Data Breach Litigation Update: Proof

CPW has previously covered the long-running Sonic cybersecurity litigations.

As readers will recall, in 2017 unidentified third parties accessed Sonic customers’ payment card data.  The hackers purportedly obtained customer payment card information from more than three-hundred Sonic Drive-Ins.  Litigation followed, which was consolidated into multidistrict litigation (“MDL”).  In the consolidated complaint filed in the MDL,