Mealey's IP/Tech - Ill. Federal Judge: Target Data Breach Class Complaint Belongs In Federal Court

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge on Feb. 14 declined to remand a class complaint over a retail chain's data breach, finding that it's plausible that the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million (Laverne Rippy v. Target Brands, Inc., No. 14-22, S.D. Ill.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19191).

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