Wawa Aims To Toss Financial Institutions' Data Breach Suit

Law360 (August 13, 2020, 4:32 PM EDT) -- Wawa Inc. has called on a Pennsylvania federal court to toss a consolidated proposed class action from three credit unions over a data breach at the convenience store chain, saying they can't pursue negligence claims since losses related to the incident are governed by contracts dealing with credit and debit card transactions.

The Keystone State-based company on Wednesday said the claims fell short since the institutions have entered into agreements that dictate their potential recovery after a data breach, arguing that there's "no tort liability for purely economic losses inflicted by one business on another where those entities have already ordered...

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