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Judge calls Target claim ‘absurd,’ grants lawsuit class action status over data breach

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. District Court of Minnesota on Tuesday granted class action status to a lawsuit filed against retail giant Target over a data security breach that affected more than 100 million customers and resulted in severe financial consequences nearly two years ago.

In the 16-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Paul A. Magnuson rejected Target’s arguments against class action status — including its claim that the losses should be measured on a case-by-case basis rather than as a whole. Read More.

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