Patients In Ala. Hospital Data Theft Row Win Class Cert.

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 8:53 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge on Friday certified two subclasses of patients who are accusing Flowers Hospital of negligence and breach of contract for its part in a former worker’s theft of their personal information, ruling that individualized questions about causation and damages weren't enough to derail class certification.

In a 46-page order, Chief U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins concluded the plaintiffs had met the requirements for certification of their proposed class of all patients who had their blood drawn by a medical provider that sent...
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