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Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Victims Seek Class Status

Feb. 6, 2019, 6:11 PM

Customers and employees affected by a Premera Blue Cross data breach in 2015 should be certified as a class, plaintiffs told a federal court in a motion unsealed Feb. 5.

“The common evidence produced in discovery thus far is overwhelming and shows that common fact issues predominate,” the plaintiffs said in their motion for certification originally filed Aug. 3.

But Premera argues in its opposition motion that differing levels of injury among class members make certification inappropriate. The opposition motion—originally filed Sept. 19—was also unsealed Feb. 5.

The case stems from a March 2015 company announcement that its computer network...

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