Following a huge breach of protected health information from TRICARE, the insurer for the military health system, a $4.9 billion lawsuit seeking class action status for 4.9 million affected individuals has been filed.

The suit, seeking $1,000 for each affected individual, accuses TRICARE, the Department of Defense, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta of violating the federal Administrative Procedures Act and the federal Privacy Act of 1974.

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