Maine Supreme Court Squashes Data Breach Claims

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs who brought a putative class action against Hannaford Bros. Co. after having financial information stolen when the grocery store chain's computer system was breached can't recover damages, because they did not suffer physical harm, economic loss or identity theft, Maine's Supreme Court has ruled.

The state's highest court handed down an 11-page ruling on Tuesday holding that the time and effort the plaintiffs devoted to identifying and straightening out fraudulent charges to their credit and debit card accounts did not constitute a cognizable injury under...
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