In another favorable decision for companies, the Maine Supreme Court ruled on September 21, 2010 that consumers affected by a data breach could not claim damages from the company unless they suffered uncompensated financial losses or some other tangible injury. 

The Maine Supreme Court addressed the following:

In the absence of physical harm or economic loss

The State of Minnesota has been smacked with a number of privacy-related district court lawsuits recently.

The most recent dispute arose after the state of Minnesota hired a Texas-based company, Lookout Services to perform E-Verify services for state employees as part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program to ensure that all employees of the state and its