Blue Cross Entities Want Out Of Anthem Data Breach MDL

Law360, New York (November 23, 2015, 9:29 PM EST) -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance entities from four separate states on Monday asked a California federal judge to remove them from multidistrict litigation over a massive Anthem Inc. data breach affecting 80 million people, saying they are not subject to the court's personal or general jurisdiction.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Michigan and Massachusetts and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland each asked U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to remove them from an MDL aimed at Anthem over personal data that was stolen in January. Each said that while they were named in a consolidated amended class action complaint...

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