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Maine Court Issues Opinion on Hannaford Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 22, 2010

The Sun Journal reports that the Maine Supreme Judicial Court may have put an end to a lawsuit customers filed against Hannaford Bros. seeking damages related to its 2007-2008 data breach. In response to a request for review by the U.S. District Court in Portland, Justice Joseph Jabar said that spending time and effort "alone does not represent a cognizable injury recoverable in implied contract." Twenty-one customers of the supermarket chain filed the suit in 2008. Should the federal judge dismiss the case, the plaintiffs could appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston.
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