Supreme Court Rejects Calif. Privacy Law Preemption Fight

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 3:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a preemption battle over a California medical privacy law, in a victory for a man claiming a debt collector shared his dental records and Social Security number with major credit agencies.

California's Supreme Court ruled in June that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act did not preempt the Golden State's Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, reversing a lower court's decision and finding Congress had never intended the FCRA to replace existing state medical privacy laws.

Plaintiff Robert A....
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