Bank files class-action lawsuit against retailer
WASHINGTON -- TJX has been hit with a second class-action lawsuit over the theft of customer credit card data by computer hackers.
The Boston Globe reports that Alabama-based AmeriFirst Bank filed the suit in U.S. District Court. The bank is seeking to recover the costs of replacing compromised credit cards and covering fraudulent purchases.
Other banks and financial institutions could join in the suit.
The Globe says the Massachusetts Credit Union League is also asking Framingham-based TJX to reimburse credit unions for the costs of reissuing credit cards.
A class-action lawsuit was filed earlier this week on behalf of consumers.
Meanwhile, Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the security breach.
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