Community Health Sued Over Hacking Of 4.5M Patients' Data

Law360, Washington (August 21, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Community Health Systems Inc. was hit with a putative class action in Alabama federal court Thursday for allegedly breaching its contract with patients and failing to secure their personal information, which may have been accessed by nation state-sponsored hackers.

Five former patients of Community Health hospitals are suing on behalf of any current and former patients affected by the alleged breach of approximately 4.5 million patients' personal data, slamming the Tennessee-based health care provider with claims of breach of contract, negligence, violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and invasion of privacy.

The plaintiffs maintain that Community Health has a duty...

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