Ill. Appeals Court Won't Revive Advocate Data Breach Row

By Allison Grande (June 4, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appellate court on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a pair of putative class actions over a data breach at Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., finding that a lack of any evidence of identity theft or other concrete injury doomed the plaintiffs' claims.

In its opinion, the three-judge appellate panel rejected the plaintiffs' argument that the Kane County Circuit Court and the Lake County Circuit Court had erred in separately tossing for lack of standing their claims over the hospital's alleged failure to adequately secure unencrypted data belonging to 4 million patients that was stored on four laptops that were...

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