New York Federal Judge Tosses Data Breach Class Suit Against Michael Stores

(January 4, 2016, 1:27 PM EST) -- CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A New York federal judge on Dec. 28 granted a motion to dismiss a class complaint filed against a crafts store chain after the retailer announced in January 2014 that customers’ credit and debit card numbers had been stolen from its system (Mary Jane Whalen, et al. v. Michael Stores Inc., No. 14-7006, E.D. N.Y.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172152).

(Memorandum and order available. Document #43-160108-009Z.)

Michael Stores Inc. (“Michaels”), an arts and crafts retail chain, notified its customers of “possible fraudulent...
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