A huge data breach at Sutter Health following the theft of a computer on Oct. 15 has resulted in the filing of a lawsuit seeking class action status for approximately 4.2 million patients.

On behalf of an affected patient, the Sacramento law firm of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood LLP filed the suit on Nov. 21 in Sacramento Superior Court. The Sacramento Bee reports the suit seeks $1,000 per plaintiff plus attorney fees and other related costs.

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