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August 22, 2017

In the News Today – August 22, 2017

8th Circuit Finds Standing in Data Breach, but Tosses Claims as ‘Bare Assertions’: Though the case was eventually dismissed, the 8th Circuit found the plaintiff of a 2013 data breach suit did have standing to sue under Spokeo. The court found the company, Scottrade, failed to meet its contractual obligations in securing the plaintiff’s account. The court still found that the plaintiff failed to state his claims, saying “[m]assive class action litigation should be based on more than allegations of worry and inconvenience.” (National Law Journal)

Judge sanctions Voss Law for handling of hail suit, finds firm ‘hijacked’ litigation for own benefit: U.S. District Judge Alia Moses found Voss Law Firm “engaged in intentional litigation misconduct” in hailstorm litigation. She wrote the firm has been “hijacking the litigation process for its own benefit rather than serving as an advocate for its clients” by bringing lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs that never signed a contingency fee agreement. (Southeast Texas Record)

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