Grocer Data Suit Tossed, Unlike Target And Home Depot
Law360, New York (May 1, 2017, 5:43 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge Monday threw out a data-breach lawsuit brought by banks and credit unions’ card issuers against Midwestern grocery chain Schnuck Markets Inc., distinguishing the dispute from data-breach cases involving retailers Home Depot and Target.
Chief District Judge Michael J. Reagan granted St. Louis-based Schnuck's motion to dismiss the financial institutions’ putative class action for failure to state a claim, distinguishing their cybercrime suit against the grocery chain from the Home Depot case because Schnuck's conduct in not maintaining adequate security wasn't intentional, and from the Target case because much of that suit was based on unique contract provisions...
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