Federal Judge Orders Home Depot to Turn Over Potential Settlement Communications

R. Robin McDonald reports:

The federal judge presiding over litigation against Home Depot stemming from a massive security data breach has ordered the Atlanta-based home supply chain to turn over to plaintiff financial institutions any communications it has exchanged with other banks over possible settlement of the pending cases.

U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash issued the order to enable the plaintiffs to claim that communications by or on behalf of Home Depot misled or coerced potential members of a putative class action.

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