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Chipotle Plaintiffs Can Proceed with Claims Stemming from Breach

Sept. 28, 2018, 7:29 PM

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. customers who sued the chain over a 2017 data breach can proceed with claims under state consumer protection laws and for an alleged breach of implied contract, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge Christine M. Arguello of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado Sept. 26 granted in part and denied in part the chain’s motion to dismiss.

Hackers in 2017 used malicious software to access Chipotle’s systems and steal customers’ payment card and other personal information, according to the court. The incident was related to a string of restaurant data breaches that...

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