UPMC Data Breach and Identity Theft Class Action

Class Action

If you were affected by the UPMC data breach that lead to fraudulent tax returns being filed and fraudulent bank accounts being opened in 2014, a class action lawsuit could affect you.

A class action lawsuit is pending against UPMC in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The action alleges that UPMC is legally at fault for allowing the data breach to occur, and it is brought on behalf of all affected employees. 

The purpose of this page is to provide information to the public and to affected workers regarding the allegations of applicable legal claims, upcoming steps in litigation, requests for evidence and information, and other issues of public concern, especially when it is likely that individuals may be able to use the information to avoid further harm.

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Press Releases and Updates

New information and press releases related to this case will appear below:


KM&A Files Lawsuit Against UPMC Community Medicine, Inc.

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against UPMC Community Medicine, Inc.  (“the Defendant”), in the United... Read More →

KM&A Files Lawsuit against UPMC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2016 Kraemer, Manes & Associates “KM&A” has field a complaint against UPMC in the United... Read More →

KM&A, Carson Lynch, LTD, and Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P file Second Amended Complaint against UPMC over Data Breach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2014 Kraemer, Manes & Associates, Carson Lynch, LTD, and Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P have filed... Read More →

Scope of UPMC Data Breach Grows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2014 The number of employees affected by the recent UPMC data breach and identity theft... Read More →

How to determine if you have been affected by the data breach

If you believe you may be affected, contact the IRS to find out if a fraudulent return has been filed... Read More →

KM&A Files Class Action Lawsuit Against UPMC Over Data Breach and Identity Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2014 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC filed legal action today against UPMC on behalf of... Read More →

Media Coverage

Class-action complaint filed against UPMC in breach – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Feb 28, 2014‎

Lawsuit blames UPMC for data breach, identity thefts that hit employees – Tribune-Review – ‎Feb 28, 2014‎‎

Employees sue UPMC over security breach – Pittsburgh Business Times (blog) – ‎Feb 28, 2014‎

ID thieves target 22 UPMC workers in IRS tax scam – Washington Observer Reporter – Feb 28, 2014

UPMC McKeesport employees targeted in scams – Tribune-Review – Feb 28, 2014

UPMC workers target of scheme involving bank – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – ‎Feb 26, 2014‎

IRS Probing ID Theft Of UPMC Employees – CBS Local – ‎Feb 26, 2014‎

Identity thieves target UPMC employees – Tribune-Review – ‎Feb 26, 2014‎

UPMC employees hit in phony tax scheme – Pittsburgh Business Times – ‎Feb 26, 2014‎

Practical Steps

If you believe you may be affected, call the IRS Identity Protection line at 1 (800) 908-4490. The IRS will let you know if a fraudulent return has been filed in your name and with your social security number. If you find that you are a victim of a fraudulent return, consult the IRS Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft and follow their instructions and procedures.


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