Premera Faces Class-Action Lawsuits Over Cyberattack

Five class-action lawsuits claim that Premera was negligent, breached its contract with customers, violated the Washington Consumer Protection Act, and failed to disclose the data breach in a timely manner.

Premera Blue Cross is facing 5 class-action lawsuits and continuing questions from top officials since the health insurer disclosed a major data breach last week.

The suits, filed in US District Court in Seattle on behalf of Premera customers from Washington, Nevada and Massachusetts, make similar complaints: that Premera was negligent, breached its contract with customers, violated the Washington Consumer Protection Act and failed to disclose the breach in a timely manner.

The complaints say Premera should be held financially responsible for any losses customers suffer, as well as award damages and restitution, immediately notify each person whose information was compromised and prevent breaches from happening in the future, according to documents filed with the court.

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