Feds, SAIC Win Near-Total Dismissal Of Data Theft Action

Law360, New York (May 9, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge on Friday gutted a wide-ranging multidistrict case seeking damages from the U.S. Department of Defense and security contractor Science Applications International Corp. for a data breach that affected 4.9 million military health care beneficiaries, finding scant evidence of harm from the loss of their medical files.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg dismissed 31 out of 33 Tricare recipients from the consolidated privacy class action after determining they had alleged no cognizable injury surrounding the 2011 theft of computer tapes containing their confidential patient records from an SAIC employee's vehicle.

The tapes were never recovered and the...

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