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T-Mobile Data Breach Cases Consolidated in Missouri Federal Court

Dec. 7, 2021, 5:55 PM

Five proposed data breach class actions against T-Mobile U.S. Inc. have been consolidated in the Western District of Missouri after the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation found the lawsuits presented common factual questions.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, based in Kansas City, Mo., is “geographically central and accessible” to T-Mobile and the plaintiffs, the JPML wrote in its Dec. 3 transfer order.

With the consent of that court, the litigation will be assigned to Judge Brian C. Wimes. Wimes has been on that court since 2012 and was appointed by former President Barack ...