How we helped

We were retained by defense counsel in a class action stemming from one of the largest health information data breaches in the U.S. Our economics experts provided an independent assessment of the potential damages resulting from the inadvertent disclosure of personally identifiable information.  

The plaintiffs had contended that if the vulnerability of the insurer to data breaches had been known, it would have resulted in reduced premium costs, suggesting an overpayment by consumers as a direct harm.

However, our detailed analysis revealed that the complex, variable demand for health insurance across different states was not affected by mixed and often inconsistent consumer views towards data security. 

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