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LabCorp Building

Recently, a number of data breaches have occurred at places that store personal medical information. This case brings suit against Laboratory Corporation of America and its parent company, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, both of which go by the name of LabCorp. However, the data breach did not involve LabCorp’s systems but those of its debt collector, which is not named as a defendant in this case.

Cover of an Issue of Hot Rod Magazine

Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) prohibits the selling of magazine subscriber information to third parties. This complaint claims that TEN: Publishing Media, LLC nevertheless violated this law by selling the information of subscribers to Hot Rod magazine and other publications.

Gloved Hand Holding Test Tube with Rows of Test Tubes in Background

When a company selects and hires other companies to provide services, such as debt collection, is it responsible for the care they take with sensitive information? The complaint for this class action names Quest Diagnostics Incorporated as a defendant, as well as its vendors Optum360, LLC and American Medical Collection Agency, in a class action that concerns a data breach at American Medical.

Cover of an Issue of Cook's Illustrated Magazine

Michigan has a Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) that forbids the selling of magazine subscriber information to third parties. The complaint for this class action alleges that America’s Test Kitchen, LP (ATK) violated this law by selling the information of subscribers to Cook’s Illustrated and other publications.

This class action is one of several against First American Financial Corporation (FAFC) for a possible data exposure in its systems. Shockingly, the exposure was not caused by hackers or identity thieves; it was the company’s own poor data protection that made available some 885 million documents to anyone with access to a single file.

Volaris Plane Gaining Altitude

This settlement resolves a class action against Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAPI de CV, also known as Volaris, and Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAB de CV. The complaint alleged that the companies violated California’s privacy laws by recording, without notice or permission, calls that consumers made to their toll-free numbers.

Hands Taking Credit Report Out of Envelope with Mailbox Behind

Unauthorized credit “pulls”—the obtaining of credit information on consumers without their consent—are an invasion of privacy, and they can also lower the persons’ credit ratings. The complaint for this class action alleges that Capital One, NA obtain credit reports on individuals without their permission and without a permissible purpose, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

First American Financial Corporation Sign on Brick Wall

This is the second class, after one filed in the previous week, about the massive data exposure involving one of the most widely-used title insurance and real estate closing companies. The complaint alleges that First American Financial Corporation and First American Title Company allowed some 885 million documents to be available on its website with no password or authentication required. (First American Title is a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation.) 

Black Circle with Phone Receiver and Red Dot Labeled "REC"

California has an Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) to protect the interests of its citizens. Among its provisions are prohibitions against recording telephone calls unless both parties to the call agree to it. The complaint for this class action claims that Payment Management Services USA, LLC violated this law in recording conversations with consumers without permission. 

Quest Diagnostics Name and Logo on Building

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is one of the leading medical laboratory services company in the country. But it subcontracted collection work to a company called Optum360, LLC, which in turn subcontracted work to Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. (RMCB). The result?  The personal information of Quest customers was exposed in a data breach at a company they had never given their information to.

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