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Brown v. Mortensen, B199793

In plaintiffs' suit against their former dentist and others for allegedly disclosing their and their minor children's confidential medical information in violation of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, trial court's ruling sustaining defendant's demurrer on certain causes of action and dismissal is affirmed as, although the causes of action are not impermissibly vague or confusing, plaintiffs' the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act preempts plaintiffs' claims against defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/29/2010
  • Published 01/29/2010


  • CHANEY, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Robert A. Brown, Robert A. Brown; Law Offices of Lyle F. Middleton and Lyle F. Middleton for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Carlson & Messer, David J. Kaminski and Stephen A. Watkins for Defendant and Respondent.