Court Upholds Consumer Fraud and Breach of Implied Contract Claims Against Michaels Stores, Inc.
On November 23, 2011, Judge Charles P. Kocoras of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied defendant Michaels Stores, Inc.’s (“Michaels Stores”) motion to dismiss the consolidated class action lawsuit in In re: Michaels Stores Pin Pad Litigation, Case No. 1:11-cv-03350. Judge Kocoras ruled that plaintiffs sufficiently pled claims for breach of implied contract and violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, and the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act.
Plaintiffs allege Michaels Stores failed to adequately protect their financial information and failed to adequately notify customers of a widespread data breach. This breach resulted in unauthorized withdrawals from customers’ bank accounts.
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