T-Mobile Wins Venue Fight In Data Breach MDL

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By J. Edward Moreno (December 16, 2021, 6:12 PM EST) — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Thursday finalized its decision to grant T-Mobile’s push to consolidate in the Western District of Missouri dozens of proposed class actions over a data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 50 million customers and credit applicants.

The panel has decided to assign all the cases to U.S. District Judge Brian Curtis Wimes of the Western District of Missouri. The panel agreed with T-Mobile’s argument that the disputes shouldn’t land in Washington state, where T-Mobile is based and where the bulk of the lawsuits were filed, because of judicial shortages there….

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