Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing a consulting firm for losing a laptop computer filled with private health information for thousands of residents. The suit accuses Accretive Health of violating privacy, consumer protections and debt-collection laws.
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Accretive seeks dismissal of Minnesota lawsuit
Accretive Health asked a federal judge to toss out a breach of privacy lawsuit filed by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The suit involves the company's loss of a laptop computer containing data on more than 23,000 patients. It was filed before Swanson's report slamming Accretive for high-pressure debt collection tactics.
Minnesota Attorney General sues for-profit colleges for improper payments
Attorney General Lori Swanson accuses two for-profit colleges of improperly paying recruiters to lad new students. Law prohibits paying commission or any other incentives for people involved in recruiting. Swansonacuses Argosy and Art Institutes International of illegal use of taxpayer funds.
Fairview: Patient data on laptop was not encrypted because of 'human error'
Fairview and North Memorial are notifying more than 16,000 patients that they're private data is at risk after someone stole a contractor's laptop computer. Fairview's director of privacy says the information was supposed to be encrypted but was not.
Stolen laptop has personal info of 14,000 Fairview patients
Someone stole a laptop belonging to Fairview Health Services that had names, addresses, social security numbers and other private data. Fairview says no financial information was on the computer and that there's no evidence anyone has accessed the data.
Accretive files motion to dismiss lawsuit, says allegations are 'simply wrong'
The Chicago-based consulting firm wants a federal judge to throw out a second amended complaint filed by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson after more patients came forward accusing the company of overly aggressive billing and collection tactics, the Pioneer Press reports. Accretive Health is accused of violating state and federal privacy laws, state debt collection laws and state consumer protection laws through its work with Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services.
Settlement bans Accretive from Minnesota for at least two years
A settlement agreement in Minnesota's lawsuit against Accretive Health Services will keep the consulting firm from doing business in the state for at least two years. Accretive also agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution to patients, although the company says it is admitting no wrongdoing. Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Accretive over aggressive payment collection, alleging the company invaded patients' privacy and subjected some to emergency room shakedowns before they'd been treated.
Attorney General will try to get sheriff's deputies back on beat in Foley
The city recently ended its contract with the Benton County sheriff's department in favor of a less expensive deal with a private security company. Now Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has offered to help mediate talks aimed at putting security back in the hands of sheriff's deputies.
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