Lessons from $4.1 Million Settlement in Medical Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

Lessons from $4.1 Million Settlement in Medical Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

Stanford Hospital and Clinics contracted with a business associate, Multi-Specialty Collection Services (MSCS), to perform a revenue cycle review.  Using data supplied by Stanford in an encrypted format, MSCS generated a spreadsheet listing the names, diagnosis codes, account numbers, admission and discharge dates, and billing charges for 20,000 patients seen at the hospital’s emergency room during a six-month period in 2009.

District Court Cites Recent “Evolution” of Rule 23 Standards to Deny Class Certification Motion in Securities Action

District Court Cites Recent “Evolution” of Rule 23 Standards to Deny Class Certification Motion in Securities Action

In In re Kosmos Energy Ltd. Securities Litigation, No. 3:12-CV-373-B, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36365 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 19, 2014), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Boyle, J.) denied lead plaintiff’s class certification motion in a consolidated action alleging claims under Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 (“1933 Act”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 77k, 77l(a)(2), 77o.