The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Business

May 22, 2013

Grocery chain pushes to shift venue of breach suit

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A supermarket chain wants an Illinois lawsuit related to a security breach affecting up to 2.4 million credit and debit cards of its customers moved to a federal court.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Maryland Heights, Mo.-based Schnucks Markets has filed a motion in St. Clair County Circuit Court to move the lawsuit, saying a federal venue would be more appropriate given potential damages.

The lawsuit was filed last month on behalf of a shopper at a Schnucks store in Belleville during the time the company says customers’ accounts may have been compromised. Two other lawsuits have been filed in Missouri.

Schnucks has said the breach dated to December and came to light in March. Many customers have reported fraudulent charges.  

Schnucks has said the lawsuit is meritless.

 

1
Text Only
Business
Poll

A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Do you think those kinds of measures should be taken?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment