Major healthcare diagnostics company LabCorp has settled a striking class action lawsuit for allegations that it violated terms of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). With over 50 locations throughout Florida, they are a prominent healthcare provider known for administering a large variety of medical tests, predominantly blood, drug and urine tests.
Settling for a proposed $11 million, the lawsuit was initially filed by lead plaintiff Christopher Legg, who alleged that the company “systematically printed debit and credit card transaction receipts that revealed expiration dates…in willful violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act.” Per the FACTA lawsuit, LabCorp denies these allegations.
Under FACTA, two simple things are strictly barred from being printed on receipts: more than the last 5 digits of the credit or debit card number, and any part of the expiration date.
The complaint raises allegations of willful violation because the same receipts that revealed an excess of sensitive data also included a redacted version of the actual credit and debit card numbers. Per the lawsuit, this implies that LabCorp knew about the FACTA violations and took no action to prevent the expiration dates from being printed on receipts for lab tests.
It took several days to discuss the settlement for the class action lawsuit. After thousands of pages of documents and several depositions, the parties finally reached a settlement since the suit was first presented by Legg in July 2014.
In addition to patients, LabCorp’s clientele includes, physicians’ offices, hospitals, managed care organizations and pharmaceutical companies. An estimated 665,000 could be included in the settlement class. Each class member could stand to receive an estimated $200.00.
In an unrelated FACTA suit, Mr. Legg also reached a $7.5 million settlement with Spirit Airlines for revealing too many credit card account digits on receipts in what could be the second-largest cash settlement in FACTA’s 12-year history.
If you have noticed any receipts that reveal too much sensitive information, putting you at increased risk of identity theft and fraud in South Florida, contact The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi at 1-844-JIBRAEL to discuss your case FOR FREE! Jibrael and his team of FACTA attorneys in South Florida will not take a dime until they win for you. You could receive between $100 to $1000 per violation.