“Damages” Last Stand – Maine Supreme Court Puts an End to the Hannaford Bros. Breach Suit

Lawyer David Navetta comments on the decision:

We have been following the twists and turns of the Hannaford Bros. security breach litigation from the beginning (see herehere,herehere and here). As of yesterday, it looks like the consumer plaintiffs’ case has suffered the “true death” (my friends and colleagues that watch HBO’s “True Blood” will know what I am talking about) The Maine Supreme Court has rendered its opinionon the “damages” issue in the Hannaford Bros. consumer security breach lawsuit. Again, the plaintiffs have been unable to establish that they suffered any harm as a result of the Hannaford security breach. Specifically, the Court ruled that “time and effort” alone spent to avoid or remediate reasonably foreseeable harm do not constitute “a cognizable injury for which damages may be recovered.” In this blogpost we take a closer look at the Court’s rationale.

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