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Majority of Heartland Security Breach Claims Dismissed

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A U.S. district court judge has dismissed all but one of the claims brought by banks against Heartland Payment Systems over a massive 2009 security breach.

"In a 62-page ruling ... Judge Lee Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that the banks had basically failed to state proper claims for seeking damages from Heartland," writes Computerworld's Jaikumar Vijayan.

"A total of nine banks filed suit against Heartland, claiming it had acted negligently, violated consumer protection laws in multiple states and breached its contractual obligations to the financial institutions," Vijayan writes. "In his ruling, Rosenthal dismissed the negligence claims and the contractual obligation claims. Rosenthal did, however, leave room for the banks to file an amended breach-of-contract complaint in future if they chose to."

Go to "Court dismisses most breach claims against Heartland by banks" to read the details.

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