Blood Bank's Deal With Clients In Data Theft Suit OK'd

Law360, San Diego (February 6, 2013, 10:30 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday gave initial approval to a class settlement in a suit brought on behalf of nearly 292,000 clients of a blood bank operator who claim it didn't adequately protect their medical and other private information stored on equipment that was stolen from a worker's car.

In an amended order, U.S. District Judge Michael Anello granted the clients’ motion for preliminary approval of the settlement, finding the deal was “sufficient, fair, reasonable and adequate.” Under the deal, CBR Systems Inc. has agreed...
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