UCLA Faces $16M Class Action Over Stolen Patient Info

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 3:53 PM EST) -- A patient of the University of California at Los Angeles Health System launched a putative class action against the hospital group in California state court Wednesday after an external hard drive containing roughly 16,000 patients' confidential information was stolen from a doctor's home.

Lead plaintiff Ani Oganyan alleges that the UCLA Health System violated California's Confidentiality of Medical Information Act by unlawfully releasing patients' birth dates, addresses, medical histories and other private information contained on the hard drive.

She is seeking nominal statutory damages under California...
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