Heartland, RBS WorldPay lawsuits consolidated
Dan Kaplan of SC Magazine reports that in separate judgments, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided this week that lawsuits against Heartland will be heard in Texas, while action against RBS WorldPay will be moved to Georgia:
“These actions share factual allegations concerning an electronic intrusion into Heartland’s processing system,” said the transfer order for Heartland, written by the panel’s Chairman John Heyburn II. “Centralization will eliminate duplicative discovery; prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings, including with respect to class certification; and conserve the resources of the parties, their counsel and the judiciary.”
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