Quest Diagnostics Proposed Breach Settlement Approved

October 29, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

A federal court has given preliminary approval for a $195,000 settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against medical testing laboratory Quest Diagnostics in connection with a 2016 data breach affecting 34,000 individuals that exposed HIV-testing information of some patients.

The agreement, which was negotiated by mediators and approved on Oct. 25 by a New Jersey U.S. district court judge, settles a class action filed in 2017 in the aftermath of a November 2016 hacking incident involving Quest's MyQuest by Care360 internet application. The settlement comes after plaintiffs filed their original complaint in 2017 and then subsequently filed two amended complaints.

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