St. Joseph Dodges Ex-Patient's Data Breach Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (February 11, 2015, 10:39 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday shot down a putative class action filed by a former patient of health services provider St. Joseph Services Corp. who alleged that its failure to guard against a massive personal data breach violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, ruling that the plaintiff lacked standing.

Former patient Beverly T. Peters had filed the class action in March 2014, claiming that she received a fraud alert on the same credit card she used at one of St. Joseph's hospitals and complaining of an increase in spam email both to and from her email account. She asserts that...

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