Neiman Marcus Sued after Data Breach

March 19, 2014, Written By Bill Hardekopf

An Illinois woman is suing Neiman Marcus as a result of the 2013 data hack. She is seeking money on behalf of the 350,000 customers whose lives were affected by this breach.

“Neiman Marcus has placed the burden on aggrieved customers like plaintiff and the other members of the class, either to monitor their accounts and credit reports for years to come, or to spend time and money on fraud alerts or credit-report security freezes,” said Hilary Remijas in her court filing.

She is seeking compensation for the long-term stress this has caused her and other customers.

Analysts first thought more than 1.1 million people were affected by the Neiman Marcus data breach, but research soon indicated that figure was far less. Despite the reduced number, there are still many people throughout the country who are feeling the aftermath of this hack.

Neiman Marcus faced similar charges in Atlanta in January, but they were dropped in March. The court questioned the plaintiff’s eligibility to pursue a claim.

This could be the start of a long line of lawsuits against Neiman Marcus, Target and other retailers who have recently experienced credit and debit card hacks.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of March 19, 2014. For up-to-date
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Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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