Updating a blog post we brought you earlier this year, a U.S. District Court Judge has allowed a consumer class action lawsuit filed against Target over its massive data breach to move forward. Photo of legal document

The Target data breach affected more than 110 million customers worldwide last year, putting credit card users at risk for identity theft. It also reportedly cost banks and credit unions millions of dollars.

According to the Credit Union Times, in a December 18, 2014 ruling, Judge Paul A. Magnuson rejected Target’s attempts to dismiss claims filed by a various financial institutions and consumers over allegations of negligence.

The banks involved in the lawsuit claim that cyber thieves targeted them and that their computer systems were left vulnerable to attacks because of the data breach.

Additionally, the judge noted that victims or consumers involved in the data breach experienced issues including “unlawful charges, restricted or blocked access to bank accounts, inability to pay other bills and last payment charges or new card fees.”

How Can I Speak to a Class Action Lawyer About a Data Breach?

Target should be held accountable for its poor data security structure that put many Americans at risk for fraud and identity theft. People have a right to privacy when it comes to their financial information.

It should be noted that in a similar data breach case, our attorneys filed a lawsuit against Home Depot, which negligently exposed the identities of up to 56 million cardholders who shopped at the store last year.

Our attorneys represent consumers in class action lawsuits against manufacturers, businesses and banks that have recklessly endangered their personal information.

Contact KGG attorney Gary Graifman by using the online contact form on this page if you are interested in pursuing legal action against a company over a data breach.

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Source: http://www.cutimes.com/2014/12/29/target-breach-class-action-suit-moves-forward