John Goodman was quoted in a Law360 article, entitled “Target Ruling Lowers Bar For Standing In Data Breach Suits.” A Minnesota federal judge recently ruled in favor of a putative class of Target customers, holding that they had alleged sufficient damage to proceed with their claims against the company in the wake of its highly publicized December 2013 data breach. In the article, attorneys express concern that this decision may significantly lower the bar for standing in data breach lawsuits.
“If you look at most of the decisions that have tossed cases on these standing grounds, very few of them have been tossed where there has been an allegation of actual economic loss to the plaintiffs,” said Goodman. “Here, the court is relying on allegations that there were unauthorized charges and other specific economic harms, so I think it's not a particularly shocking ruling that the court would find Article III standing there.”
Read the complete Law360 article, “Target Ruling Lowers Bar For Standing In Data Breach Suits.”