Respected Jurist Dismisses Massive Data Breach Class Action
In a case of first impression in Pennsylvania, a widely respected Allegheny County judge, the Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., dismissed a data breach class action brought against a large healthcare system, UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), and one of its hospitals, UPMC McKeesport.
The suit, Dittman v. UPMC, G.D. No. 14-003285 (C.C.P. Allegheny County May 28, 2015) (Wettick, J.), was filed on behalf of the 62,000 individuals employed by UPMC hospital and healthcare facilities who claimed that their personal information was compromised in a data breach perpetrated by third-party criminal activity in early 2014.