Judge dictates communication rules in Home Depot breach case

first_imgU.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash cleared up any ambiguity this week over what types of communications are acceptable between Home Depot and the financial institutions suing the retailer over last year’s massive data breach.Thrash ordered Monday that settlement offers can only be extended if the settlement has been fully negotiated and finalized between Home Depot and MasterCard or any other card brand.The offers also must be in writing, contain adequate details of the suit, advise about class member rights and advise that the offered recovery amounts may be less than what is recoverable in litigation.The order comes on the heels of the settlement letters sent to financial institutions last month that contained incomplete information on a proposed settlement deal. The letters gave plaintiffs mere days to make a decision on whether to accept. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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