LA County, Billing Co. Hit With Data Breach Class Action

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A California woman whose personal information was stolen in a recent burglary filed a class action Friday against Los Angeles County and the medical billing contractor whose offices contained computers with sensitive records, alleging negligence and violations of medical record privacy laws.

Two Los Angeles law firms filed the complaint on behalf of an unnamed plaintiff, arguing the county and its contractor Sutherland Healthcare Solutions Inc. failed to maintain reasonable security procedures as legally required.

The woman said in her complaint that her and the class...
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