Nearly two dozen lawsuits arising from a computer security breach at Hannaford Bros. Co. are likely to be consolidated into a single class-action, with two competing groups of law firms vying to lead the case.
One group consists of three firms based in Chicago, Miami and Philadelphia: the other includes two firms in Portland and one in Boston.
The massive breach that compromised up to 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers generated 14 lawsuits in Maine, seven in Florida, one in New Hampshire and one in New York.
Within the next few weeks, a panel of federal judges is expected
To consolidate the suits into a class-action that would likely be
Heard in U.S. District Court in Portland.