Maple v. Colonial Orthopaedics

Federal Bankruptcy Court Finds that Privacy Rights Apply in Bankruptcy


Defendant filed a Proof of Claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The Proof Claim consisted of medical information, social security numbers and other personally identifiable information. The Plaintiffs filed suit for violation of various state and federal privacy laws. The Defendant filed a Motion to Dismiss. The Court granted the Motion to Dismiss the Breach of contract and sanctions grounds, but denied it for the Consumer Protection Act, Personal Information Privacy Act and Health Records Privacy Act grounds.

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Published In: Bankruptcy Updates, Privacy Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 4th Circuit, Virginia | United States

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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