A panel of federal judges has ordered many of the lawsuitsagainst Target for itslate 2013 card data breach to be consolidated and moved toMinnesota, the judicial district in which the nationwide retaileris headquartered.

“All parties agree that centralization is warranted, butdisagree about the most appropriate transferee district,” the U.S.Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation said in the ruling itmade last week.

“On the basis of the papers filed and hearing sessionheld, we find that these actions involve common questions of fact,and that centralization in the District of Minnesota will serve theconvenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just andefficient conduct of this litigation,” the panel wrote.

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