Robbins Geller Partner Stuart Davidson Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in American Medical Collection Agency Data Hack Litigation
On November 7, 2019, the Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey appointed Robbins Geller partner Stuart Davidson as co-lead counsel in In re American Medical Collection Agency, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation. Along with co-counsel, Stuart will litigate claims of individuals who used Laboratory Corporation of America (“LabCorp”) for lab testing and whose highly confidential medical and payment information was improperly disclosed in the data breach of American Medical Collection Agency, Inc. (“AMCA”), the billing and collections vendor for numerous medical labs, including LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, LLC (“Quest”). The case concerns a data breach that occurred from August 2018 to March 2019, where third parties hacked AMCA’s unsecured system and gained access to millions of customers’ medical and payment records.
This appointment comes on the heels of Stuart’s leadership appointment by the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in In re Marriott International, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, and numerous successes the Firm has had in the privacy area, serving in the plaintiffs’ leadership group in one of the largest data breach lawsuits in history (In re Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, which reached a $117.5 settlement that has been preliminarily approved), to serving as class counsel in one of the nation’s first privacy law class actions (Kehoe v. Fidelity Federal Bank & Trust, which settled for $50 million), and in a cutting-edge case against Facebook involving its collection and use of biometric identifiers, where the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently upheld the certification of a class of Illinois Facebook users (Patel v. Facebook, Inc., 932 F.3d 1264 (9th Cir. 2019)).
In re American Medical Collection Agency, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., No. 2:19-md-02904-MCA-MAH (D.N.J.).