A lawsuit captioned LMA Legal, LLC v. Record Reproduction Services, Inc. (d/b/a “RRS”), Docket No. CAM-L-4137-16, was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County, on behalf of all patients who are New Jersey citizens, or authorized representatives of such patients, who purchased copies of the patients’ medical records from Record Reproduction Services (“RRS”) between November 11, 2010 and July 31, 2017, which records were created by a New Jersey health care provider other than a hospital. The Complaint alleges that RRS improperly overcharged New Jersey patients and their authorized representatives by approximately $2.00 per transaction for reproducing, in addition to requested medical records: (1) the written letter request from the patient or authorized representative requesting copies of the patient’s records, and (2) the authorization for release of medical records signed by the patient. Plaintiff’s complaint primarily sought an order of injunctive relief from the Court, requiring RRS to discontinue this practice in all future transactions.
Subject to court approval, Defendant has agreed to implement the injunctive relief requested in Plaintiff’s complaint. Thus, in all future transactions, RRS will no longer charge New Jersey patients or their authorized representatives $2.00 for reproducing the written letter request from the patient or authorized representative requesting copies of the patient’s records or the authorization for release of medical records signed by the patient. The proposed settlement is intended to settle all claims against Defendant that arise in any way from Defendant’s conduct in the transactions that are the subject of this lawsuit. By participating in this Settlement, each Class member is releasing all such claims.
The full settlement is set forth in a Settlement Agreement which can be accessed on the link below. Also, the Class Notice below also has more information about the proposed settlement as well.
Defendant RRS denies any wrongdoing and specifically denies the claims and allegations asserted by Plaintiff. The Court has not ruled on the merits of Plaintiff’s or the Class’ claims and has made no determination of liability against Defendant. The parties nonetheless have agreed to settle the lawsuit.