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• In Maine, the Portland Press Herald reports that "a federal judge has denied a motion that would have made a class action of the case against Hannaford Bros. for a 2007-2008 data breach in which customers' credit card and debit card data were stolen." The judge ruled that the plaintiffs had not sufficiently demonstrated that they "could prove total damages on a class-wide basis."

The Press Herald goes on to say that "four plaintiffs had moved for certification of a class to pursue claims for fees to obtain new cards, fees paid to expedite delivery of new cards and fees paid for identity theft insurance and credit monitoring."
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