AvMed Can't Escape Class Claims In Data Theft Suit

Law360, New York (November 15, 2012, 4:04 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss class allegations from a suit claiming AvMed Inc.'s poor data privacy safeguards led to the theft of two unencrypted laptops containing personal data of 1.2 million customers, calling the health insurer's request premature.

U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King rejected the AvMed's motion to strike without prejudice, allowing the health insurer to submit its objections again if a motion for class certification is filed. Noting that named plaintiffs Juana Curry and William Moore have simply raised the...
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