A year later, Home Depot is asked by a Georgia district judge to disclose communications that were sent to issuers about a deal with MasterCard to settle fraud losses and other expenses suffered by banks and credit unions in the wake of the well known HD data breach of 2014.

Now, according to an order that was filed Dec. 14 with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, attorneys representing banks and credit unions in a class-action suit against Home Depot have until the end of January to review those communications and determine whether further relief is necessary.

In part, plaintiffs’ attorneys will be reviewing communications to see which, if any, were sent with Home Depot’s knowledge, and determine if …

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