On May 22, 2014, a federal district judge issued an order appointing Gary Lynch to serve on the five-person Executive Committee responsible for overseeing the prosecution of nationwide litigation against Target Corporation. All cases stemming from the data breach which the retailer experienced in late 2013 have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson in the District of Minnesota. Carlson Lynch was initially retained by numerous financial institutions which suffered damages as a result of measures the institutions were forced to take to protect their account holders from suffering identity theft and financial loss. The Executive Committee will work in conjunction with lead and liaison counsel to coordinate the litigation on behalf of both consumers and financial institutions.
The case is In re: Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2522 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.