FAA Contractor Off Hook In Worker Privacy Suit

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge ruled Tuesday that government contractor Magellan Health Services Inc. didn't violate the federal Right to Privacy Act when it informed the Federal Aviation Administration about an FAA employee's alleged drinking problems, saying the act applies only to federal agencies.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Rodriguez tossed Magellan from Robert Repetto's lawsuit, saying the company's status as a FAA contractor isn't enough to bring it under the civil remedies provision of the Right to Privacy Act.

“The fact that federal agencies are the...
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