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Privacy Rights Secured for 200 Million

On September 5, 2014, Judge James R. Spencer of the Eastern District of Virginia approved a nationwide settlement on behalf of a class of an estimated 200 million consumers. The case was brought against LexisNexis regarding its Accurint for Collections database. Plaintiffs alleged that LexisNexis violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by selling certain Accurint brand reports—containing substantial detailed personal and credit information—to debt collectors without affording FCRA protections. Before this case, consumers had …

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Data Security Breach Class Action

On August 24, 2009, Judge Lee Rosenthal in the Southern District of Texas appointed Michael Caddell as Co‑Lead Counsel for a class of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions in a multi-district litigation case against Heartland Payment Systems. Heartland processes payment card transactions for about 250,000 merchants and handles an average of more than 100 million transactions per month and more than $80 billion in transactions a year. Heartland provides merchants with the ability …

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