NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A Florida consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Barnes & Noble, alleging breach of contract, breach of duty, invasion of privacy and violation of federal law.
Melina Bernardino filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of other similarly situated persons, June 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc. alleging the defendant discloses customer's personal information to third parties.
According to the complaint, Bernardino was damaged from having her identity disclosed without her consent. The plaintiff alleges Barnes & Noble failed to inform its customer that their personal information will be used and forwarded to third parties.
Bernardino seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages, statutory damages, interest, restitution, punitive damages, restrain the defendant, court costs and all further relief the court grants. Her legal representation includes attorneys Frederic S. Fox, David A. Straite, Joel B. Strauss, Laurence D. King and Matthew George of Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP in New York and San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number 1:17-cv-04570-LAK