Walmart Wins Bid to Toss California Consumer Privacy Act Claims

March 8, 2021, 8:33 PM

Walmart Inc. beat back claims that it violated the California Consumer Privacy Act after a federal judge found the plaintiff’s complaint failed to sufficiently allege disclosure of his personal information resulting from a breach.

Plaintiff Lavarious Gardiner also failed to show the alleged breach occurred after the CCPA took effect Jan. 1, Judge Jeffrey S. White wrote in an order filed March 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

And by failing to allege that it was Walmart’s lack of “reasonable security procedures and practices” that led to a breach, Gardiner is unable to bring...

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