Calif. Fertility Clinic Can't Nix Google Employee's Privacy Suit

By Hannah Albarazi (July 30, 2021, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A fertility clinic accused of blasting a patient's medical history of in-vitro fertilization to her co-workers at Google Inc. via a group email address can't dodge the woman's privacy lawsuit, a California appeals court ruled Thursday, saying that the state's anti-SLAPP law doesn't apply.

California's anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation statute, or anti-SLAPP law, does not apply to the suit brought by a patient identified in court records as Jane Doe, the panel said. The suit accuses Lane Fertility Institute For Education and Research Inc. of sending her colleagues at Google an email — in response to her out-of-office auto-reply message — containing her private...

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