Supreme Court Shuts Door On State Farm Medical Info Suit

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 5:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to take up a petition by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. to revisit a West Virginia court's order preventing an insurer from retaining private medical records used against it in a personal injury lawsuit.

State Farm said in its Aug. 19 petition for certiorari that the protective order was part of a pattern of overbroad court orders seeking to protect medical privacy at the expense of insurance fraud investigations and that it subjected insurers to conflicting and haphazard...
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