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Court gives preliminary OK to WellPoint settlement
San Francisco Chronicle

A California court has granted preliminary approval to a lawsuit settlement over an online security breach of health insurer WellPoint Inc.’s records.

WellPoint said that last summer it notified 470,000 individual insurance customers that medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been exposed in a security breach involving a program used to track coverage applications. Company officials have said the problem was fixed about 12 hours after the insurer learned about it.

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