Scripps Breach Too California Heavy for Federal Courtroom

Samantha Hawkins reports:

A proposed class action against Scripps Health over a 2021 data breach was thrown out of federal court Wednesday, when a Southern District of California judge said too many Californians meant it lacked jurisdiction.

Surprised? I was. But Hawkins explains:

But because most—96.3%—of the 144,011 individuals notified about the ransomware attack had California addresses, Scripps argued for the home-state-controversy exception to the federal Class Action Fairness Act’s jurisdictional requirements.

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