What Is This Lawsuit About?
A participant (referred to as “Plaintiff”) in two health programs sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) has sued CDPH and its Director Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, Thrive Tribe Foundation (“Thrive Tribe”), Evolve Healthcare, Gary “Julian” Goldstein, and Premier Pharmacy (collectively, “Defendants”). Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants disclosed or received your health and other confidential information without your authorization or consent, or failed to protect your information. Defendants dispute that they have done anything wrong and believe that they have complied with all applicable laws. The Court has not decided which side is right.
Who Is In The Settlement Class?
All individuals enrolled in CDPH’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (“ADAP”) and the Office of AIDS Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (“OA-HIPP”) whose information was disclosed without their authorization or consent and were sent a notice from CDPH in or about June 2020 are members of the Settlement Class (and are referred to as Settlement Class Members). If you are a Settlement Class Member, then you are part of this Settlement. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act.
What Does The Settlement Provide?
A settlement has been reached in this lawsuit. The Settlement will require certain Defendants to change their practices and provide you the option of deleting any information those Defendants may have about you from their computer systems as explained in this Notice. Under the terms of the Settlement, you will also automatically receive an estimated Settlement Payment of $1,750 without the need to submit a claim form. You do not need to file a claim to receive the Settlement Payment.
Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 1-877-381-0385. Para una notificación en español visite www.ThriveTribeSettlement.com/documents.