Bloomberg Law
June 3, 2022, 7:54 PM

Magellan to Face Claims Over Data Breach of Health Information

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

An Arizona health-care company must face a lawsuit over a data breach that compromised the personal health information of its employees, contractors, and health-care benefit plan participants, after a federal judge allowed some of the plaintiffs’ claims to proceed.

A group of plaintiffs brought a proposed class action against Magellan Health Inc., alleging that the company failed to implement the necessary cybersecurity measures to prevent the breach.

Judge Michael T. Liburdi of the US District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed the plaintiffs’ first amended complaint in September 2021, but allowed them to amend the complaint to allege in ...