Whether Data Breach Is Inherent Injury Could Affect Millions

Law360 (March 11, 2020, 5:56 PM EDT) -- In December 2019, Hackensack Meridian Health, one of New Jersey's largest health systems, experienced an enormous data breach when it suffered a ransomware attack — a cyberattack that blocks access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

On Feb. 10, several individuals whose protected health information had been compromised by the attack filed a class action against Hackensack Meridian.

While the lawsuit outlines the ways in which class members have incurred out-of-pocket expenses, suffered disrupted access to medical services, and lost the value of time spent dealing with fallout from the attack, its main focus is not...

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