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Weston Firm Dropped From Data Breach Lawsuit

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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Weston payroll processing firm is off the hook in connection to a lawsuit concerning a data breach at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UPMC employee Alice Patrick named the hospital and Ultimate Software Group Inc. in her suit. Patrick’s attorney now says Ultimate Software was “misidentified” as the hospital network’s payroll processor and has been dropped from it. The suit against UPMC will continue.

The hospital has confirmed the data breach may have compromised the personal information of 27,000 of its 62,000 employees — including nearly 800 who’ve had bogus tax returns filed using their personal information.

Patrick’s lawsuit is unusual because she’s not seeking monetary damages, but rather wants the hospital to pay for identity theft protection and credit restoration and counseling going forward.

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