Chili's Gets Claims Trimmed In Data Breach Case

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 9:14 PM EDT) -- Claims that cybercriminals could use data from payment cards exposed in a 2018 data breach at Chili's Grill and Bar to compromise information from diners' replacement cards are too speculative to have standing, a Florida federal judge found Monday.

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan tossed several claims from a proposed class action filed against Chili's parent, Dallas-based Brinker International Inc., including for a declaratory judgment that Brinker must step up its security, in the latest ruling to address the disputed question of whether the threat of future harm is enough for claims in data breach cases to move forward.

The court also dismissed the Chili's...

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