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Problems with E-commerce in Business Litigation

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that injuries could be claimed against Barnes & Noble, Inc., because “scoundrels had compromised” its PIN pads used to verify payment information. They had obtained names, card numbers, expiration dates, and PIN numbers. Damages permitted include a California plaintiff’s loss of use of money for three days even though trifling and purchase of a credit-monitoring service by an Illinois plaintiff. The Court did not consider liability questions even though merchants may not be liable for “failure to crime-proof their point-of-sale systems,” and was not opining that the case was appropriate for certification as a class action. The case is worth noting for its damages holding and bears watching as the District Court decides these other matters.  ...

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