4.2M Settlement Proposed in Kalispell Regional Breach Lawsuit

Healthcare IT Security

Jessica Davis

A proposed $4.2 million settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed against Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) and the 130,000 patients affected by a monthslong data breach reported by the Montana provider in 2019.

The proposed settlement was filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Montana, for which a hearing will be held January 5, 2021 to determine whether the agreement will be approved and if it will be certified as a class-action lawsuit. Kalispell denies any wrongdoing, and no judgment or determination of wrongdoing has been made.

Filed in December 2019, the lawsuit stems from a phishing attack on KRH discovered during the summer of 2019.

Several employees fell victim to a highly sophisticated phishing attack in May 2019, responding to...

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