Banks Dismissed From Heartland Breach Suit

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DALLAS – A federal court has granted motions made by Heartland Bank and KeyBank to dismiss civil suits brought against them by credit unions and banks for their involvement in the 2009 Heartland Payments Systems breach.

The two banks, merchant acquirers of the credit union accounts processed by Heartland Payment Systems, asked the court to dismiss them from the suit because of a failure to state a claim.

Some credit unions and banks are continuing to pursue civil claims in the largest data security breach in history because they were unsatisfied with separate class action settlements Heartland Payments made with Visa and MasterCard issuers. The plaintiffs in the suit include: Pennsylvania State Employees CU, PBC CU, O Bee CU, Seaboard FCU and Lone Star National Bank.


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