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Even after the PayPal settlement, the definition of “abusive” remains as subjective and fact specific as ever.
On May 19, PayPal agreed to a $25 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or...more
In another development in the multi-faceted litigation arising from Target’s December 2013 data breach, Defendant Target announced a tentative $19 million settlement with non-party MasterCard, to resolve claims of...more
As we noted in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, any buyer of assets from a company in any degree of financial stress should be concerned about the transaction being attacked as a fraudulent transfer. Officers and directors of a...more
Target Corp. announced yesterday that it has settled the claims of MasterCard International Inc. (MasterCard) against it to reimburse MasterCard and its card issuers for the losses it sustained in issuing new credit and debit...more
On April 15, retail company Target agreed to set aside up to $19 million to settle claims brought by MasterCard and its credit card issuers to cover operational costs and fraud-related losses resulting from a data breach...more
Target confirmed a report in the Wednesday edition of The Wall Street Journal of a settlement with MasterCard concerning claims of card-issuers arising from Target’s 2013 data breach. The data breach, which occurred during...more
According to a report published today in The Wall Street Journal, Target and MasterCard are close to reaching a settlement of the claims of MasterCard-issuing institutions in connection with Target’s 2013 data breach. The...more
On March 19, a district court granted preliminary approval in which a large retailer agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action action suit related to a 2013 data breach, which resulted in the compromise of at least...more
Where do we stand on standing in data breach cases? It depends on which court you ask. In December 2014, two courts considered whether plaintiffs alleged sufficient injury in their complaints involving well-known data...more
On December 15, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in PNC Bank v. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services that defendant Wolters Kluwer Financial Services ("WKFS") was not liable for...more
On December 8, a large bank settled with the state of Massachusetts for $825,000 over a data breach that exposed the personal information of at least 260,000 customers. In March 2012, the bank allegedly lost unencrypted...more
A major national bank will pay $850,000 for allowing a data breach to compromise the personal information of 260,000 of its customers. Nine states — Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
BSA/AML & OFAC | Virtual Currency & Payment Systems | FCPA & Anti-Corruption | Criminal Enforcement.
BSA/AML & OFAC:
FINCEN OFFERS RED FLAGS GUIDANCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND...more
We are pleased to present the 44th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent cases that address subpoena enforcement, a rejected class action settlement, and...more
On September 18, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the defendant’s bitcoin investment program was a Ponzi scheme, and enjoined the founder and the investment program from violating Section...more
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
Insider trading continues to be a key priority in the new get tough enforcement era. Last week closed with the filing of an insider trading action centered on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This week begins with...more
December 18, 2013, was a dark day for Target Corp. Nationally ousted as the victim of the largest retail data breach in history, Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel took pains to assure consumers “they will not be held financially...more
On March 20, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Maine denied a motion brought by plaintiffs in In re Hannaford Brothers Company Data Security Breach Litigation that would have allowed the suit to...more
In an order issued earlier today, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Sherley v. Sebelius, ending the efforts by two adult stem cell researchers to prevent the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from funding research...more
We reported in July on a First Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding that a bank failed to implement commercially reasonable security methods to prevent unauthorized transfers by a criminal that gained the online banking...more
This Wall Street Journal Article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
Banks typically are responsible for losses when personal accounts are hacked. But commercial clients that fall victim to cyber theft have...more
This BDN Maine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
SANFORD, Maine — A recent court ruling involving a Sanford construction company and its bank could have nationwide implications as attorneys and...more
In a case that we have written about, People’s United Bank of Maine has agreed to pay about $ 390,000 to settle a claim that its security practices allowed unauthorized persons to withdraw funds from a construction company’s...more
This Wired Magazine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
In a case watched closely by banks and their commercial customers, a financial institution in Maine has agreed to reimburse a construction...more
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