Neiman Marcus Group LLC has lost a bid to toss a class action alleging that the retail clothing chain’s negligence caused a massive data security breach and then hid the problem right before the holiday shopping season in 2013.
The Neiman Marcus class action lawsuit was filed by Hilary Remijas on behalf of consumers affected by the alleged breach.
The plaintiffs contended, in turn, that the Seventh Circuit had found that whether or not Neiman Marcus consumers had been reimbursed by their financial institutions for charges resulting from the data breach was factual and could not be dismissed. Additionally, the plaintiffs pointed out that at a minimum, the proposed class had claims based on the amount of time spent dealing with potentially fraudulent charges.
Judge Zagel agreed with the plaintiffs and refused to dismiss the Neiman Marcus class action lawsuit. Judge Zagel stated that dismissal of the lawsuit was “not appropriate at this time.”
Across social media, pictures of “Voting Violation” mailers issued by the Cruz campaign have been circulating.
The mailers include the party affiliation of the resident, along with their regularity grade of caucusing.
Labeled in all capital letters, one side of the card read, “ELECTION ALERT,” “VOTER VIOLATION,” “PUBLIC RECORD,” and “FURTHER ACTION NEEDED.”
On the other side, in red letters at the top, the mailer said, “VOTING VIOLATION.” The text then reads:
“You are receiving this election notice because of low expected voter turnout in your area. Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors’ are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors to caucus as well. A follow-up notice may be issued following Monday’s caucuses.”
Below, the letter listed the neighbors of the resident, along with their voting record, attempting to shame them in their own neighborhood.
Many have questioned the authenticity of these shaming letters; however, the Cruz campaign has confirmed that these mailers were real.