CVS Escapes Class Action Over Health Data Sales

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 5:48 PM ET) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge tossed a putative class action against CVS Caremark Corp. Thursday, ruling allegations of the company invading consumer privacy and selling legally protected health information to third parties lacked merit.

U.S. District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin said the claims by Arthur Steinberg and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Health & Welfare Fund could not go forward, since CVS had never sold legally protected information or misrepresented how the data would be handled. The information that was distributed, which was combined and stripped of...
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