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$665,000 or More Expected in Settlement of MN Case

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

October 18, 2012

A former police officer may receive more than $665,000 in the settlement of a case where other law enforcement officers illegally accessed her driver's license information, KSTP-5 Eyewitness News reports. Her suit alleges 144 law enforcement officers "accessed, used or disclosed her private information approximately 554 times" between 2005 and 2012 "without any legitimate business reason to do so" and names the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN, among others. A $385,000 settlement is proposed with St. Paul, MN, and a $280,000 settlement was reached during an October 1 court-ordered mediation with the 16 other area cities. A settlement conference with the city of Minneapolis is scheduled for October 25.
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