Contractor hit with second class action suit over TRICARE data theft

Bob Brewin reports:

TRICARE contractor Science Applications International Corp. was hit with a second class action lawsuit filed in a California state court seeking unspecified monetary damages related to the theft of computer tapes containing the records of 4.9 million health care beneficiaries.

The latest suit seeks certification as a class action for all TRICARE beneficiaries in California whose personal identity and health care information were compromised by the theft of the tapes, which occurred in September 2011 in San Antonio. The suit was filed in December on behalf of retired Marine Col. Mark Losack in the Superior Court of California in San Diego by the law firms of Robbins Umeda LLP and Blood Hurst, & O’Reardon LLP.

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