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Coffee Doesn’t Need a Cancer Warning, California Agency Says

Starbucks Corp. and other coffee retailers are looking to get a reprieve in a legal battle over whether they need to post warnings in California that a cup of java contains chemicals known to cause cancer. The California Office of …

New York Woman Whose Car Damaged by Target Red Ball Files $100K Suit

A New York woman has sued the Target corporation after one of its two-ton red balls rolled into her driver’s side door. Eileen Grady claims in her lawsuit that the company “knew or should have known” the concrete balls would …

South Carolina Woman Stuck by Needle in Target Parking Lot Awarded $4.6M

A jury has awarded a South Carolina woman more than $4.6 million after she was stuck by a hypodermic needle picked up in a Target parking lot. The Independent-Mail of Anderson reported Carla Denise Garrison’s award would be one of …

NAS’ Palotay: Point-of-Sale, not Stored Data, Riskiest for Retailers

In justifying a reluctance to purchase cyber insurance coverage for data breaches, many retailers insist they don’t store credit card information after a sale. But experts say the headline-generating data breaches at retailers across the country in the past few …

Target Corp. to Pay $2.8M to Settle Hiring Discrimination Case

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC says three employment assessments formerly used by the Minneapolis-based retailer disproportionately screened out applicants for professional …

JPMorgan Botched Mailing of Replacement Cards in Conn. After Cyber Attack

JPMorgan Chase & Co. mailed incorrect replacements for payment cards to about 4,000 people for the state of Connecticut after personal data stored at the bank was accessed in a cyber attack this summer. The bank made the mistake as …

Insurance Questions, Lawsuits Arise in Wake of Target’s Data Breach

U.S. retail giant Target Corp. is busy dealing with the aftermath of the massive data breach that exposed account details of some 40 million credit and debit cards. Already, at least two lawsuits seeking class-action status have been filed against …

Happy Holidays: Target’s Message May Put Scare Into Firms Without Cyber Coverage

Target Corp.’s data breach headache may be an opportunity for insurance carriers, insurance agents, risk managers and businesses to spread the word about cyber risk – although the message is bit of a scary one. The not-so-cheery holiday message: If …