KCR Named Lead Counsel in Health Net Privacy Breach Lawsuit
July 29, 2011
On July 15, 2011, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California named Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff's Brooks Cutter to lead counsel for Case No. 2:11-CV-00910, Dwight Whitaker v. Health Net of California, Inc.
Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff filed suit against Health Net in April of 2011 for a privacy breach that leaked the private medical information of nearly 2 million Health Net customers. The nationwide class action was filed on behalf of all Health Net members' whose private information was compromised under California Civil Code section 56, which provides a $1,000 remedy for each person whose privacy was compromised.
Consumer Rights Attorneys and Electronic Privacy
Generally, online privacy is governed by a series of federal and state statutes and regulations that specifically prohibit obtaining and using private information that is contained on your computer and/or that you have transmitted to third parties. Many of these statutes allow private individuals to initiate class actions against businesses that violate these privacy rules. In many cases, civil penalties can exceed millions of dollars.
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