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CORRECTED: Stanford, Contractors To Pay $4M To Settle Data Breach Action

Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A California judge said Wednesday he will preliminarily approve Stanford Hospital & Clinics and its contractors' $4.1 million settlement of class action claims that they violated a state privacy law by allowing the medical information of about 20,000 emergency room patients to be posted online for nearly a year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said he would likely grant approval next week pending minor changes to the class member notification form. The settlement is expected to provide about $100 to each class member and includes $500,000 for an education program to prevent similar lapses.

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