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W&L Probes Data Breach at Medical Informatics Engineering

Weitz & Luxenberg today initiated an investigation into the harm suffered by patients whose private health and financial records were hacked during a recent data breach in Indiana, the law firm announced. Records of approximately 4 million patients found their way into criminal hands through the data breach, which occurred at a Fort Wayne electronic medical…

W&L Sues Chrysler’s Lending Unit, Alleges Illegal Interest Rates

Weitz & Luxenberg and public-interest law firm Public Justice filed a class action lawsuit alleging that a major automobile manufacturer’s lending subsidiary charges unlawfully high interest rates for car loans in New York state. The lawsuit alleges that the lending practices of Chrysler Capital LLC victimize low-income consumers in particular. Named a co-defendant is B&Z…

Injuries to North Shore L.I. Patients from Data Breach Investigated by W&L

Personal records and insurance information on 18,000 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System patients were compromised by a data breach that occurred last year in Texas but went undisclosed for many months, and now Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is considering filing negligence, economic injury and failure-to-warn claims against Dallas-based Global Care Delivery, the law firm…

CareFirst Data Breach Triggers W&L Probe

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is investigating potential economic injury claims against CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield after computer hackers carried out a data breach and accessed the confidential private records of some 1.1 million of the Baltimore-based health insurer’s policy holders.In disclosing on May 13 that the data breach had occurred, CareFirst did not say when it discovered…

Hospital Data Breach Affects Thousands of Patients

Another privacy breach has resulted in the theft of patients’ personal information at several hospitals in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These hospitals all used the billing services of Medical Management LLC, based in North Carolina.   Despite knowing the sensitive information its employees can access in hospitals, it is alleged that a Medical…

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