Secured Motion to Dismiss for Hospital in Protected Health Information, Termination Case
Prevailed on a contested motion to dismiss in favor of hospital client. Plaintiff alleged employment termination in part, due to our client’s allegedly inappropriate and unauthorized disclosure of protected health information. Plaintiff asserted a claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty of confidentiality, seeking both economic losses and punitive damages. Relying in part on HIPAA regulations, we filed a motion to dismiss and a motion to strike the punitive damages claims, and after oral argument, the judge granted the motion.