Bloomberg Law
July 28, 2020, 6:32 PM

Chili’s Gets Data Breach Class Claims Pared By Federal Court

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Chili’s restaurants beat some claims Monday in a Florida federal court that weak security let hackers access credit card data.

The proposed class’ allegations that someone may steal data as a result of the breach are “too speculative” for standing for declaratory and injunctive relief, Judge Timothy Corrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled.

The Brinker International Inc. unit’s victory shows how courts can toss breach claims when the threat of future harm, including stolen credit card data, can’t be connected to the underlying incident.

A Chili’s representative didn’t immediately respond to a request ...