Proposed settlement in lawsuit over AvMed breach

Main Justice reports that there may be a settlement in the lawsuit over the AvMed breach that affected 1.2 million. As noted in previous coverage on this site, the lawsuit stemmed from the theft of two laptops from the firm’s Gainesville office in Florida in December 2009.

Details of the settlement are not yet available, but Main Justice reports that there will be no admission of liability.

Of note, HHS has seemingly not closed its investigation of the breach, and it’s unknown whether the FTC might also be investigating AvMed over data security. So AvMed’s legal problems may not be over even if the lawsuit settles.

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