Sutter Health Hit With Data Theft Class Action

Law360, Washington (November 23, 2011, 6:09 PM EST) -- Sutter Health was slapped with a class action Monday in California state court alleging the health care provider was negligent in failing to both safeguard patients' electronic data and promptly notify them after a computer containing 4 million patients' records was stolen.

“Sutter failed to reasonably secure a single laptop that contained the personal healthcare information of 4.4 million patients treated by Sutter since 1995,” Karen Pardieck's complaint said. “Sutter cannot account for the laptop or explain what happened to it. This is the type of...
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