New York Patients’ Data Breach Claims Sent Back to State Court

Mary Anne Pazanowski reports an update to litigation that stemmed from a breach in 2018 that was disclosed by Episcopal Health Services in November 2018 and then updated in 2019.

A group of New York patients claiming that Episcopal Health Services Inc. failed to protect their private information from unauthorized disclosures can proceed in state court, a federal court in New York said.

Episcopal improperly removed the case from the state court in which it was filed, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York said Thursday. The patients’ complaint didn’t raise any questions of federal law, it said.

Read more on Bloomberg Law.  The case is Dumay v. Episcopal Health Servs., 2020 BL 226760, E.D.N.Y., No. 19-cv-6213, 6/18/20.

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