No. 11-1983.

672 F.3d 64 (2012)

Brenda KATZ, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. PERSHING, LLC, Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided February 28, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen J. Calvacca , with whom Susan L. Moran and Law Offices of Calvacca Moran were on brief, for appellant.

Stephen L. Ratner , with whom Margaret A. Dale , Jason D. Gerstein , Scott Harshbarger , and Proskauer Rose LLP were on brief, for appellee.

Before SELYA, Circuit Judge, SOUTER, Associate Justice, and LIPEZ, Circuit Judge.

SELYA, Circuit Judge.

Plaintiff-appellant Brenda Katz insists that defendant-appellee Pershing, LLC failed to protect sensitive nonpublic personal information as it was obligated to do under both contract and consumer protection laws. To vindicate this concern, she sued the defendant on her behalf and on behalf of others similarly situated. The district court dismissed her putative class action. Her appeal of that order requires us to examine both abecedarian principles...


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