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Jury finds UCLA not responsible for employee’s rival accessing her health records

A jury Thursday rejected a claim by a UCLA medical assistant that her employer was liable after a romantic rival accessed her private health records.

The Los Angeles Superior Court panel deliberated for less than a day before finding in favor of the University of California Board of Regents and UCLA in a lawsuit brought by Norma Lozano, whose lawyers recommended an award of $1.25 million to compensate her for her emotional distress.