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D.C. appeals court allows members to proceed with data breach lawsuit against CareFirst

Author: Evan Sweeney / Source: Fierce Healthcare

CareFirst customers can proceed with a class-action suit over a 2014 data breach.

An appeals court has ruled that CareFirst customers can proceed with a class-action lawsuit against the insurance company seeking damages following a 2014 data breach involving more than 1 million records.

Three judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia overturned a district court’s decision to dismiss the case, ruling that the risk of future injury alleged by CareFirst members was substantial enough to move forward.

The decision (PDF) adds a new twist to the case after the district court ruled the plaintiffs had not suffered any…

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