STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor
National Coordinated MDL Docket Created for Capital One Data Breach Cases
October 7, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has created a national coordinated multidistrict litigation docket for claims filed against Capital One in connection with a data breach that affected more than 100 million people.
In an Oct. 2 order, the panel explained that all of the parties generally support such an order. However, plaintiffs in one potential tag-along action opposed inclusion of their case in centralized proceedings.
The panel concluded that centralization under Section 1407 of all actions in the Eastern District of Virginia will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and ...