SuperValu, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach


This multidistrict litigation consists of federal cases arising out of an alleged data security breach suffered in mid-2014 at stores owned and operated by Defendant SuperValu in the United States. The plaintiffs are consumers who claim their personal information was compromised when they used their debit or credit cards to make purchases at a number of Defendant's stores. They allege violations of federal data protection laws, state consumer protection laws, and Supervalu's failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent and detect the unauthorized dissemination of consumers' personal information.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation determined that the current cases involved common questions of fact and that centralization of the cases in Minnesota was appropriate. All similar data security breach cases by consumers against Supervalu were transferred to the District of Minnesota and assigned to the Honorable Ann D. Montgomery to coordinate discovery and other pretrial matters. Any subsequent data security cases filed in federal court regarding the mid-2014 data security breach at SuperValu will be transferred to the District of Minnesota and become part of MDL 14-2586 as a "tag along" case.