TRICARE Suits Consolidated
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.July 10, 2012
The U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated eight civil lawsuits to the U.S. District Court for DC following a security breach of computer tapes, the Washington Business Journal reports. The June 27 decision combines five actions in DC and actions in the Northern District of California, the Southern District of California and the Western District of Texas. The actions were in response to the TRICARE breach of September 2011 in which computer tapes were stolen from an employee of Science Applications International Corp., which manages TRICARE military healthcare insurance.