6th Circ. Says Liquor Store Not Liable For Card Breach Costs

Law360 (June 10, 2019, 10:44 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling that a Texas-based liquor store operator doesn't owe a payment processor millions of dollars for damage-control costs related to a pair of data breaches, finding that the parties' contract freed the hacked merchant from liability. 

In a unanimous decision affirming a grant of summary judgment in favor of Spec's Family Partners Ltd., a three-judge appellate panel rejected First Data Merchant Services LLC's argument that two provisions of the parties' Merchant Agreement made Spec's liable for the costs that major credit card brands and their associated bank passed on to First Data following a pair of...

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Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4190 Contract: Other

Date Filed

August 3, 2017

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