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Envision Health Data-Breach Claims Dismissed in U.S. Court (1)

Feb. 21, 2020, 6:54 PMUpdated: Feb. 21, 2020, 10:54 PM

A Nevada federal judge tossed data-breach claims against Envision Healthcare Corp., saying a plaintiff’s damage allegations were inadequate.

“None of plaintiff’s purported damages are sufficient to plausibly allege a claim upon which relief can be granted,” Judge James Mahan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada wrote in an opinion Thursday.

Plaintiff Peggy Pruchnicki filed suit in July 2019 alleging that Envision didn’t “secure its internal system of records.” Envision had notified people the previous October that their data, including names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers, may have been compromised in a breach, according to...

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