PA Court Rejects Healthcare Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

Elizabeth Snell reports an update to a 2010 breach previously covered on this site:

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently dismissed claims in a healthcare data breach class action lawsuit, explaining that the trial court needs to review the plaintiff’s claim under the Uniform Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL).

In the case Baum v. Keystone Mercy Health Plan, plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against Keystone Mercy Health Plan and Amerihealth Mercy Health Plan for a missing USB flash drive that allegedly contained PHI.


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