Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT).
On May 12, 2018, the Company, which owns, develops, operates, and franchises Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants, disclosed that its data network had been breached between March and April 2018, exposing the personally identifiable information of its customers. Subsequently, several customers of Chili’s filed suit against the Company alleging that its failure to comply with industry standards for information security and implement adequate data security measures to protect its data networks from the potential danger of a data breach had caused them to incur fraudulent charges on their payment cards.
Recently, the court presiding over the consolidated cases denied the Company’s attempt to have it dismissed, finding that the majority of the plaintiffs had sufficiently alleged a concrete actual injury and therefore have standing to pursue their claims, allowing the case to move forward
KSF’s investigation is focusing on whether Brinker’s officers and/or directors breached their fiduciary duties to Brinker’s shareholders or otherwise violated state or federal laws.
If you have information that would assist KSF in its investigation, or have been a long-term holder of Brinker shares and would like to discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn (email@example.com), or fill out the form on this page.