LabMD Slams FTC's 'Abuse Of Power' In Data Breach Probe

Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT) -- LabMD Inc. hit the Federal Trade Commission with a lawsuit in Georgia federal court on Thursday, seeking to stop what the company calls an "abuse of power and regulation" of patient information without proper authority, a month after dropping a similar suit for jurisdictional reasons.

In February, the cancer diagnosis firm dropped its suit in the District of Columbia challenging the FTC's authority to regulate data security following an unexpected jurisdictional ruling by the Eleventh Circuit. LabMD voluntarily dismissed without prejudice its complaint claiming that the agency lacked the authority to bring an administrative action accusing the company of failing to...

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