Masters v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc

Case # 09-cv-00255
Case Name Masters v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc
Jurisdiction US District Court for S.D. IL
Summary

Plaintiffs allege that Lowe's Stores illegally printed more than the last five digits of a credit or debit card number on receipts. This is in violation of the Fair and Accurate Transactions Act, an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The law is designed to prevent theft of personal information. The statutory deadline for compliance was December 4, 2006 but Lowe's continued to print full card numbers on receipts at least through October of 2007.

Final Approval Date 07/14/2011
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All objections were found to be without merit.
  3. Objector G. Cannata (through Attorney S. Cannata) appealed the Final Approval.
  4. Appeal was voluntarily dismissed.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 12/08/2011
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
First Amended Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Final Approval.pdf
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Objection of Grace M. Cannata

Objectors Grace M. Cannata
Signers Grace M. Cannata
Attorneys Sam P. Cannata
Summary
  1. Settlement relies on coupons (gift cards), which serves as a benefit to Defendants.
  2. Attorneys' fees are excessive.
  3. Insufficient evidence exists to evaluate the reasonableness of attorneys' fees.
  4. Cy pres provisions are overly vague.

Class Counsel motioned for a $5,000 appeal bond, which was never granted. In their Motion for Appeal Bond, they noted that Objector Cannata attempted to negotiate a withdrawal of the objection in exchange for fees for her attorney. The Appeal Bond was never ruled on, since Objector Cannata ultimately voluntarily dismissed her appeal.

Attachments Objection of Grace M. Cannata.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Objections.pdf
Cannata Appearance for Objector Cannata.pdf
Appeal of Objector Cannata.pdf
Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Response to Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Reply to Response to Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss Appeal.pdf
Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss Appeal.pdf
Reply to Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss Appeal.pdf
Cannata Motion to Dismiss Appeal.pdf
Dismissal of Cannata Appeal.pdf
Cannata Appeal Docket.pdf
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