Visa Can't Beat UCL Claims In $13M Data Theft Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 19, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge Thursday denied Visa Inc.'s attempts to trim Genesco Inc.'s lawsuit seeking to recoup $13.3 million assessed following the theft of customer account information, ruling the apparel retailer plausibly pled Visa's alleged violations of California's Unfair Competition Law.

In a 39-page decision, Chief U.S. District Judge William Joseph Haynes Jr. of the Middle District of Tennessee ruled that case law made under the UCL “recognize claims based upon contracts of commercial entities where breaches of such contract violate public policy or harm competition...
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