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Court halts $4 billion privacy suit against Sutter Health
Sacramento Bee

A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the health care giant’s patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard drive.

The court decided it has not been shown – and the patients have not alleged – that any unauthorized persons have actually viewed the contents of the hard drive, a fact that deprives the patients of grounds to seek civil damages.

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