Seventh Circuit orders dismissal of class action FACTA receipt suit, says plaintiff didn't prove harm
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this month ordered a lower court to dismiss a case that centered on a receipt plaintiff Jeremy Meyers received after dining at Nicolet Restaurant of De Pere LLC. The receipt did not abbreviate the expiration date on his credit card, which is a violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.
The original dispute involved allegations of consumer fraud over gym membership contracts with fitness club company Global Fitness Holdings LLC. In particular, plaintiffs alleged that between 2006 and 2012, the company sold memberships and incorrectly charged fees pertaining to cancellation, facility maintenance and personal-training contracts.
Sixth Circuit sides with plaintiffs in data breach class actions, says it would be ‘unreasonable’ for customers to wait for misuse
Mohammad Galaria and Anthony Hancox brought their class actions, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, respectively, after hackers breached Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s computer network in October 2012 and stole their personal information, along with more than 1 million others.