Bruce L. McDonald


  • Friday, January 13, 2012
    Businesses may wish to take special note of the First Circuit's October 20 decision in Anderson v. Hannaford Brothers Co. (2011 U.S. App. Lexis 21239), because it could well open the door for class actions against companies that suffer data breaches. Thus, it may signal an end to the heretofore consistent rulings foreclosing such litigation. The...
  • Acxiom Class Action Dismissed For Lack Of Standing
    Friday, December 1, 2006
    Perhaps reflecting an emerging trend, a proposed class action against Acxiom Corporation was dismissed on October 3, 2006 because the named plaintiff failed to allege "injury in fact." Consequently, her "claims must be dismissed for lack of standing." Bell v. Acxiom Corp. , No. 4: 06-CV-00485-WRW, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas....