Melody McAnally

Melody McAnally

Butler Snow LLP

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Data Breach Class Action Against Michael Stores Doesn’t Stick

The arts and crafts retail chain Michael Stores Inc. (“Michaels”) received a late holiday gift in the form of a dismissal of a data breach class action lawsuit. On December 28, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...more

1/21/2016 - Article III Clapper v. Amnesty International Class Action Data Breach Future Harm Identity Theft Michaels Popular SCOTUS Standing

FTC Loses Data Security Case

On November 13, 2015, an administrative law judge dismissed the FTC’s enforcement action against LabMD for its data security breach in 2008. This appears to be the first dismissal of a FTC data security enforcement action....more

12/23/2015 - ALJ Data Breach Dismissals FTC LabMD Popular

Why Every Data Breach Response Plan Should Involve Outside Counsel

The importance of retaining outside counsel after a data breach was recently underscored in the Target data breach class-action litigation filed by the financial institutions. Plaintiffs filed a motion to compel Target to...more

12/4/2015 - Attorney-Client Privilege Data Breach Incident Response Plans Motion to Compel Outside Counsel Popular Target Task Force Work Product Privilege

Data Breach Litigation – Financial Institutions Score Another Shot

Previously I wrote about banks joining the legal battle over data breaches. Anyone not living under a rock knows that there is multidistrict class action litigation involving Target’s massive data breach in December 2013...more

1/13/2015 - Banks Class Action Complex Litigation Data Breach Debit and Credit Card Transactions Multidistrict Litigation Shareholders Target

Data Breach Litigation – A New Wave of Class Actions by Financial Institutions

Rarely does a day go by without news of a data security breach. According to the Identify Theft Resource Center, there have been a total of 447 data breaches to date this year, which represents a 20.5% increase over the same...more

8/14/2014 - Banks Class Action Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Identity Theft Popular

California May Soon Be Calling You

Recently California amended its privacy laws requiring website privacy notices for businesses outside California’s borders. If your business operates a commercial website that collects consumers’ personally identifiable...more

7/11/2014 - Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws Websites

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