Home Depot Wants Breach-Related Lawsuit Dismissed, Faces Lawsuit from FIs (June 3, 2015)
Home Depot has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit stemming from a data breach last September. The home improvement retailer asserts “most of the named plaintiffs admit that they have been fully reimbursed for their losses and do not even allege any monetary loss,” according to the motion filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. Furthermore, Home Depot says in court documents that 77 of the 85 named plaintiffs do not allege any “injuries” and none of the plaintiffs has plausibly alleged he “suffered harms that are fairly traceable to Home Depot.”
A couple of weeks after Home Depot confirmed it was the victim of a customer data breach affecting shoppers at its U.S. and Canadian stores, the home improvement retailer announced that as many as 56 million payment cards were at risk.
Home Depot faces another lawsuit brought last week by several financial institutions asking for a jury trial, according to reports. The lawsuit accuses Home Depot of neglecting security issues.