[ Monday, November 17, 2014 ]
Walgreens' $1.4 Million Verdict:
Jeff [1:13 PM]
an Indiana court has upheld
a $1.4 Million judgment against Walgreens. A Walgreens employed pharmacist accessed prescription records of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, and apparently disclosed the details to the boyfriend. Presumably, the employee violated all sorts of rules, procedures, policies, and training, and I would assume Walgreens argued that she was acting outside the scope of her employment when she accessed the records. But the court has held Walgreens liable, and the appellate court affirmed it, based on negligent supervision and retention, and invasion of privacy.
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