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Doctor’s Claims Against Employee Over Stolen Hard Drive Revived

April 8, 2020, 3:42 PM

A Utah physician can proceed with several claims against a former employee who allegedly stole a computer hard drive containing patient information and used it to support a False Claims Act complaint against the physician, a federal court in the state said.

Sherman Sorensen’s second amended complaint alleged enough facts to move forward on federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and state-law misappropriation of trade secret, conversion, receipt of stolen property, and civil conspiracy claims against Gerald Polukoff, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah said Tuesday.

Sorensen, a cardiologist, hired Polukoff, who is also a physician, in 2011....

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