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Amazon’s Zappos Data Breach Deal Passes First Federal Court Test

Sept. 20, 2019, 8:17 PM

Amazon.com’s Zappos has won preliminary approval of a settlement pact with customers who claimed their data was exposed in a 2012 data breach.

The online shoe retailer will offer settlement class members a 10% discount on a future purchase and not oppose an attorneys’ fees award, including court costs, of about $1.6 million, under the agreement preliminarily approved Sept. 19 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

The settlement continues the trend of tech companies settling with consumers before reaching trial. After early court battles over whether plaintiffs have standing to sue, companies usually will settle with...

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