Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

CASEY GERRY SCHENK FRANCAVILLA BLATT & PENFIELD LLP

INVESTIGATIONS


Cadillac “cue” system delamination investigation

Consumers have been reporting a potential defect in the Cadillac’s infotainment system called “CUE”. The CUE displays are delaminating and becoming non functional. The problems seem to be exacerbated by hotter temperatures. Many of these displays are breaking after the warranty has lapsed and the only fix appears to be replacing the system. This can cost owners thousands of dollars to repair. If you own one of the affected models and have experienced an issue with your car’s “CUE” system our attorneys are standing by to help.

The affected Cadillac models are 2013-2017

  • ATS

  • XTS

  • SRX

  • CTS

  • ELR

  • Escalade


First American Financial Corp data breach

First American reportedly suffered a data breach that exposed 885 million records from real estate transactions. Included in these documents were customers social security numbers and other private information.

First American has stated that there is no evidence any criminal enterprise stole this information. However, at this point it is impossible to tell if that is true or if cyber criminals had already copied the data long ago. First American has down played the scope and nature of this breach.

Our Attorneys are here to help you understand what is going on and what you can do to protect your information. If you have used First American Financial Corp for title insurance or any other service please contact us.


CITrix data Breach

On March 6, 2019, Citrix was informed by the FBI that their internal computer systems had been breached by hackers. Citirx did not inform or disclose the breach immediately. Instead, Citrix waited months before attempting to inform current and former employees that their information had likely been stolen by hackers. Citrix released the following statement in part:

"We currently believe that the cybercriminals had intermittent access to our network between Oct. 13, 2018, and March 8, 2019, and that they removed files from our systems, which may have included files containing information about our current and former employees and, in limited cases, information about beneficiaries and/or dependents."

Stolen information may have included names, Social Security numbers, financial information, and employment details.


Quest diagnostic and AMCA data breach

Quest Diagnostics is reporting that their payment processing service AMCA suffered a data breach. Quest believes that this has affected 11.9 million customers. The hackers stole payment information including credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and cardholder names. They also were able to steal some medical information, although it is unclear exactly what was taken.

At this time no notifications have been sent to affected customers. If you believe you have used your credit card for services at Quest you may be affected. Further, if you do eventually receive a notification from AMCA then you can be sure your information was taken. Our experienced data breach attorneys are standing by to help you understand your options and to mitigate the impact of this breach on your life.

AMCA operates as a payment processor for many medical companies. Lab Corp is one of the companies that uses AMCA. 7.7 million customers of Lab Corp had their private information stolen as a result of the breach at AMCA.


Sharp Grossmont HOSPITAL Invasion Of Privacy

On March 29, 2019, KGTV reported that Sharp Grossmont Hospital secretly recorded videos of 1,800 patients using hidden cameras at the Women’s Health Center in El Cajon. These recordings took place between July 17, 2012 and June 30, 2013 inside the operating rooms located at 5555 Grossmont Center Dr. in El Cajon.

The hospital claims the videos were part of an investigation into whether an employee was stealing an anesthesia drug from drug carts in the operating rooms. The hospital installed motion activated cameras on drug carts in operating rooms in order to catch the alleged thief. These cameras captured patients undergoing hysterectomies, sterilizations, dilatation and curettage to resolve miscarriages, and other procedures. Patients were not informed about these recordings.

If you believe you have been affected by this invasion of privacy our attorneys are standing by to help.


The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice
— Martin Luther King Jr.

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Privacy Bulletin

Recently, security researchers have reported that Meditab, a California based health records management company had an unsecured server. This server was connected to a fax machine and allowed any person who found the server online to read unencrypted faxes. The server was not secured with a password or encryption. Reports state that around six million records were exposed. The leak exposed health information, medical records, doctor’s notes, prescription information, and blood test results. Also, the faxes included personally identifiable information including names, addresses, dates of birth and in some cases social security numbers.