A recently filed lawsuit claims that four of the largest workers’ compensation insurers in California hacked into plaintiff electronic files maintained by their workers’ compensation attorneys. They claim these four companies hacked into the various systems of a number of years and were specifically looking for attorney client privileged documents.
The reason the lawsuit claims these large workers’ compensation insurance companies hacked into these files was because they wanted to use the allegedly stolen documents to give them a major advantage during litigation of workers’ compensation claims. In other words, these four workers’ compensation insurance carriers could deny claims, and then whey they go to trial to defend the claim’s denials, they would have access to what injured workers discussed wither their attorneys and use this information to their advantage in court, according to allegations contained in a recent news feature from Business Insurance obtained from the complaint filing as part of this matter. Continue reading