7th Circuit Revives Putative Class Action Over P.F. Chang’s Data Breach

Mealey's (April 18, 2016, 2:21 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on April 14 found that plaintiffs’ claims of increased risks of fraudulent charges and identify theft, due to the purported theft of their personally identifiable information (PII) in a breach of a restaurant chain’s network, constitute sufficiently concrete and immediate damages to support their putative class action, leading the panel to vacate a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit (John Lewert v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc., No. 14-3700, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6766)....
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