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Sutter Health data breach case dismissal has precedent
Sacramento Business Journal

The appeals court ruling Monday that dismissed a data breach class action against Sutter Health was not the first to contend no damages are due when it appears nobody actually looked at or used the stolen information.

Another appeals court ruling in a University of California Regents case last year came to the same conclusion. As data breaches become more common, courts are beginning to look at the actual toll from the incidents and question whether a theft that doesn’t hurt anybody should bring multimillion-dollar damage awards.