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Civil Lawsuit Accuses Schnucks in Security Breach

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Schnucks Market Inc. has been hit with its first class-action lawsuit accusing the grocery store chain of not warning customers about a data security breach that led to fraudulent charges on customers’ credit cards.

The lawsuit filed Monday in St. Louis alleges that Schnucks learned of the breach two weeks before informing the public via a press release.

The lawsuit seeks class-action status.

The lawsuit accuses Schnucks of violating a state law requiring companies with access to personal and financial information to disclose if a breach has occurred.

Schnucks spokeswoman Lori Willis says the law doesn’t apply because only financial information without names was compromised.

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