Lawsuit against Alere dismissed; CMIA claims continue to fail

Back in November 2012, this blog noted a breach affecting 100,000 patients whose information was on a laptop stolen from an Alere Home Monitoring employee’s car. A lawsuit subsequently followed.

Now Law360 reports that a California federal judge threw out the proposed class action lawsuit, finding – as previous courts have also held – that the negligent release of stolen medical information does not trigger statutory penalties under California law. To read the full article, you’ll need a subscription or free trial.

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