Appellate Court Partially Revives Medical Data Breach Class Action

Cheryl Miller reports the latest development on litigation stemming from a 2014 data breach at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions. If that incident doesn’t ring a bell for you, it was covered a number of times on this site back in 2014 and you can find coverage linked from here

A state appellate panel on Monday partially reinstated a class action complaint against Los Angeles County and a Southern California medical billing company that lost eight computers containing customers’ personal information in a 2014 theft.

The Second District Court of Appeal said six affected individuals can pursue negligence claims on behalf of a class against the county and its contract payment processor, Sutherland Healthcare Solutions Inc.


The three-justice panel did, however, agree with the trial court that the plaintiffs’ claims under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act should be dismissed.


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