Bloomberg Law
Jan. 20, 2021, 3:36 PM

Driveline Employees Denied Class Status in Data Breach Lawsuit

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Driveline Retail Merchandising Inc. won’t have to face an employee class over a data breach that allegedly exposed the personal information of nearly 16,000 workers, following an Illinois federal court’s ruling that individual issues would dominate the litigation.

Although liability-related issues are common to the proposed class, individual inquiries about causation and employee damages made certification impractical, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois said Tuesday.

The court also declined to certify a class for injunctive relief, saying prospective measures, such as improved security practices, wouldn’t remedy the alleged harm. Additionally, plaintiff Lynn McGlenn’s allegations indicate that ...