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Ruling may advance class action data breach claims; Contractual language cannot compel court to grant equitable relief; ADA doesn't require employers to offer "preferable" shifts; Probable cause kills malicious prosecution claim

1st Circuit: Ruling may advance class action data breach claims

In Anderson v. Hannaford Bros. Co., the 1st Circuit addressed the issue of whether data breach claimants have suffered legally cognizable damages. On Oct. 20, 2011, the court reversed a trial court’s dismissal of negligence and implied contract claims after a data breach.

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