Judge to Rule on Hannaford Case: Report

A federal judge is expected to announce a ruling shortly on whether the Hannaford Bros. chain is potentially liable for a data breach that exposed its customers’ credit cards to hackers, reports said Thursday.

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal judge is expected to announce a ruling shortly on whether the Hannaford Bros. chain is potentially liable for a data breach that exposed its customers’ credit cards to hackers, reports said Thursday.

Hannaford, based in Scarborough, Maine, has asked the judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking class-action status against it related to the breach, which took place in 2007 and resulted in about 1,800 fraudulent charges to customers’ credit cards.

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