Judge Sides with Hospital in Privacy Lawsuit
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.October 17, 2011
An Arkansas judge has sided with a hospital in a privacy lawsuit that alleges three of the institution's employees illegally accessed a slain television anchor's medical files, 40/29 News reports. Filed by the anchor's mother, the lawsuit was overturned by Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Leon Johnson, who cited an Arkansas law that halts privacy invasion claims once the affected individual passes away, the report states. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2009.