Updates on three class action lawsuits involving patient data

Magellan Health

Magellan Health agreed to pay $1.43 million to resolve data breach claims stemming from a 2019 phishing attack that exposed data for thousands of patients.

The settlement benefits individuals who received a notification that their personal identifying information or personal health information may have been compromised in the 2019 Magellan Health data breach. This definition includes around 273,000 patients.

The case is Dearing v. Magellan Health Inc. et al., Case No. CV2020-013648, in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Maricopa. The settlement website is MHDataSettlement.com.

Read more at Top Class Actions.

Bansley & Kiener

Accounting firm Bansley & Kiener agreed to pay $900,000 to resolve claims it mismanaged a 2020 data breach by waiting a year to inform authorities.

The settlement benefits individuals who received a notification from Bansley & Kiener informing them their information may have been compromised in the 2020 data breach.

Bansley & Keiner is a CPA and advisory firm based in Chicago. In December 2021, the firm announced it experienced a data breach a year earlier, in December 2020.

The case is Nelson v. Bansley & Kiener, L.L.P., Case No. 2021CH06274, in the Circuit Court First Judicial Circuit Cook County, Illinois. The settlement website is B-KDataSettlement.com.

Read more at Top Class Actions. DataBreaches had previously noted this incident and lawsuit because of the significance of suing for late notification.

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Hannah Moore reports that a lawsuit originally filed on June 1 following a cybersecurity data breach at the hospital. It alleged that the breach in March lead to the personal information of more than 400,000 patients being exposed. On July 20, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal, dropping the suit.

DataBreaches would love to know why there was a voluntary dismissal, but the WATE reporters do not seem to have provided case information as to which lawsuit this was and in which court.


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