Targeting Harm from a Data Breach: Federal Judge Lets Plaintiffs Get Away with Kitchen-Sink Pleading
Topic: Antitrust and Consumer Protection
Robert M. McKenna is a partner in the Seattle office of the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Mr. McKenna was Attorney General of Washington from 2005 to 2013, and serves on Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Policy Advisory Board. Scott Lindlaw was an associate with Orrick in its Silicon Valley office until March 13. He will be joining the strategic communications firm Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Legal Backgrounder, March 27, 2015, 4 pages
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A federal district court judge’s decision to allow consolidated data breach class actions against Target to proceed may not only have compelled the company to settle the suits, but could also offer a troubling model to plaintiffs in similar future cases.