4 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

From a patient filing a class-action lawsuit against Los Angeles-based UCLA Health over a data breach to Humana being hit with an investor class-action over its deal to be acquired by Aetna, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits.

1.Humana hit with class-action lawsuit over Aetna deal
Louisville, Ky.-based health insurer Humana was hit with an investor class-action lawsuit seeking to block the company from being acquired by Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna.

2. Judge orders Illinois to pay Medicaid providers during budget impasse
A federal judge ruled that Medicaid payments owed to healthcare providers in Cook County, Illinois, must be paid, even though Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers haven't approved a spending plan authorizing those payments.

3. Patient files class-action lawsuit against UCLA Health over data breach
Los Angeles-based UCLA Health reported it suffered a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of approximately 4.5 million people last week, and now the system is facing a potential class-action lawsuit over the breach.

4. St. John's hospital tries to legally enforce $5M pledge
Santa Monica, Calif.-based St. John's Health Center Foundation is suing the estate of Paula Kent Meehan, founder of the Redken hair-care company, for $5 million in donations that Ms. Meehan originally promised in 2007.

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