Healthcare

In re Mednax Services, MDL No. 2994, is an MDL (multidistrict litigation) pending in the Southern District of Florida, currently in its early stages.  2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195342, *8-9 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 9, 2021).  In a striking move late last week, a federal court ordered a stay of the proceedings pending resolution of

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Cothron v. White Castle: A Closer Look at One of the Most Important Data Privacy Litigations of 2021 | Consumer Privacy World

In June, we discussed a putative class action filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania concerning a data breach involving COVID-contact tracing data.  Following the Plaintiff’s filing of an amended complaint, the remaining Defendant has now moved to dismiss on both standing and substantive grounds.  Read on below.

To recap the alleged facts underlying this

Join Elliot Golding, a data privacy partner at SPB along with Joanne Charles (Microsoft) and Trinity Car (eHealth) for a must-attend webinar sponsored by the ABA next Thursday, September 9, at 1 pm EST.

In this era of digital health, the panelists will look “beyond HIPAA” and highlight other federal and state laws governing

Last month, a putative class action lawsuit was filed in federal court concerning a data breach resulting from the alleged improper disclosure of COVID-contact tracing data.  Read on to learn more, and how this case fits more broadly into a trend of data breaches involving the healthcare industry.  Chapman v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al.

For those CPW readers in the healthcare data privacy space, you should absolutely check out an upcoming American Bar Association presentation on June 1 from CPW’s very own Elliot Golding.  With his co-panelists he will be covering all the MAJOR health data and privacy changes over the past 18 months.   This includes the ONC/CMS

At CPW we’ve been giving our readers comprehensive coverage of rulings in the realm of data breach litigation.  For a reminder of the current Article III standing split in the data breach context and some other decisions, check out our prior posts here, here, and here.  Well, last week, in a break

It has been a year for the record books for data privacy litigation (and we are only into Q2-who knows what Q3 and Q4 will bring!)  CPW has been tracking significant developments in this area of the law—including in regards to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  While the statute has been in effect for

CPW’s incredible team just leveled up, as this week consumer privacy superstar Alan Friel joined Squire Patton Boggs.  Alan brings with him nearly three decades of comprehensive experience in data privacy.  He arrives from BakerHostetler, where he led the US Consumer Privacy practice, co-chaired the retail, restaurant and e-commerce industry initiative, and served as the

CPW has previously covered the proliferation of data breaches, including in the healthcare context.  In a dramatic rebuttal of how the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights’ (“OCR”) has historically enforced HIPAA, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed down a landmark decision vacating a multi-million dollar penalty that