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Schnucks: Class-Action Suit Should Be Federal

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 28, 2013

Schnucks Markets claims a potential class-action lawsuit filed against it in an Illinois state court belongs in federal court because of the case’s scope and damages involved, Computerworld reports. The St. Louis-based grocer has filed a motion for removal. The motion notes the damages the plaintiffs claim exceeds the $5 million threshold for a federal case and that the number of people involved in the claim, from various states, means the case should be federal. Schnucks announced a breach earlier this year resulting in the exposure of 2.4 million credit and debit cards. The lawsuit claims the store was negligent and didn’t inform those affected quickly enough.
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