Target targeted for alleged driver's license deception

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 7, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Two Long Island residents are suing Target, alleging unlawful and surreptitious gathering and use of information from their driver's licenses.

Stephen Nick of Suffolk County and Matthew Dash of Nassau County, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit July 28 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Target Corporation, alleging Target employees asked for and scanned their driver's license information without reason, information that Target retained in its databases.

According to the complaint, on June 23, a Target employee asked for and scanned Nick's license, stating the action was required for the sale of pseudoephedrine. In December 2012, Dash surrendered his license at a Westbury Target when purchasing a video game that, the suit says, did not require age verification.

As a result of these unfair practices, the lawsuit states, the plaintiffs suffered damages including invasion of privacy and a burden of unwanted advertising.

Nick and Dash seek statutory and punitive damages, plus court costs. They are represented by attorneys Paul C. Whalen of the Law Office of Paul C. Whalen in Manhasset, Brian P. Murray of Glancy Prongay and Murray in New York City; Jasper D. Ward IV of Jones Ward in Louisville, Ky.; and John A. Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group in Tampa, Fla..

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York case number: 15-cv-4423.

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