Alere Says Patients Seeking $116M For Data Theft Weren't Hurt

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT) -- An Alere Inc. unit on Friday urged a California judge to toss a proposed class action seeking $116 million related to the theft of a laptop containing medical-monitoring patient information, saying there is no evidence the information has even been accessed.

Likening patient John Falkenberg's complaint to the proverbial tree falling in a forest, Alere Home Monitoring Inc. — an Alere subsidiary that provides blood clot monitoring services — argues that the case should be thrown out because it cannot be tied to any actual injury....
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