Court Limits Claims in Hannaford Case

Customers affected by the data breach at Hannaford Bros. stores may not claim damages from the retailer unless they can show they suffered financial losses as a direct result of the breach, Maine’s Supreme Court ruled this week.

AUBURN, Maine — Customers affected by the data breach at Hannaford Bros. stores may not claim damages from the retailer unless they can show they suffered financial losses as a direct result of the breach, Maine’s Supreme Court ruled this week.

The decision stipulates that “time and effort” required of consumers to change credit card numbers as a result of the breach was not an injury for which they could seek negligence damages from Hannaford, sparing the retailer from a class

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