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Heartland Breach To Face One Suit from Banks

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 9, 2011

U.S. District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal has dismissed nine of the 10 counts filed by financial institutions against Heartland Payment Systems related to a 2007 breach that resulted in the theft of 130 million payment card numbers, reports Courthouse News Service. Rosenthal split the numerous complaints into consumer complaints and financial institution complaints. Nine banks filed a class-action suit with 10 causes of action, and while he granted the banks leave to amend many of the claims, he agreed with only the claim that the company violated Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
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