US Law Week

Godiva $6.3 Million Privacy Deal Undone by Full 11th Circuit

Oct. 29, 2020, 4:10 PM

A Godiva Chocolatier Inc. consumer lacked standing to bring claims that the company violated a federal law by including too many digits on credit card receipts, the full Eleventh Circuit said, definitively scuttling a $6.3 million privacy class settlement.

Although the receipt violated the law, David Muransky failed to allege he suffered concrete harm or a material risk of harm stemming from the violation, a majority of the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said Wednesday.

Because the alleged wrong amounts to nothing more than a “bare procedural violation, divorced from any concrete harm,” Muransky failed...

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