Hypercom Corp. is suing VeriFone Systems Inc. for disclosing its $284 million bid for Hypercom, Bloomberg is reporting.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Hypercom filed its suit in the Delaware Chancery Court. The terminal maker alleges that competitor VeriFone violated a confidentiality agreement when it made its offer public (see story).

Hypercom wants the court to prevent VeriFone from moving ahead with its “hostile offer,” Bloomberg reports.

A VeriFone spokesperson declined to comment, and a Hypercom spokesperson did not immediately return a call from PaymentsSource seeking comment.

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