CUNA urges court to reject request for Wendy’s suit dismissal

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Plaintiffs, including CUNA and certain state credit union leagues and credit unions, urged a Pennsylvania federal judge today to reject Wendy’s Co. request to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the fast-food giant over its alleged inadequate security response to a data breach.Submitting a brief to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the financial institution and association plaintiffs refuted Wendy’s assertion that there are no “legitimate claims” in the lawsuit, which was initiated by First Choice FCU.The brief calls the breach the “the inevitable result of Wendy’s inadequate data security measures and lackadaisical approach to the security of the payment card data it collected.”Plaintiffs purport that the financial costs caused by Wendy’s deficient data security approach have been borne primarily by credit unions and other financial institutions that issued the payments cards that were compromised in the breach that occurred in 2015 and carried over into 2016. continue reading »last_img read more