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4th Circ. Revives Optometrists' Data Breach Suit

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A panel of the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday vacated a district court’s dismissal of proposed class actions by optometrists over the impact of a suspected data breach at the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Inc. that leaked their personal information, finding the optometrists had standing to sue the organization.

The three-judge panel, ruling in the consolidated appeals of optometrists Rhonda L. Hutton, Tawny P. Kaeochinda and Nicole Mizrahi, found the plaintiffs had shown they had Article III standing to sue the NBEO as they were...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rhonda Hutton v. National Board of Examiners

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Appellate - 4th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4190 Other Contract Actions

Date Filed

April 20, 2017

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