Carrie Dettmer Slye

Carrie Dettmer Slye focuses on assisting business clients in resolving complex disputes, including matters involving data privacy and security.


Assisted in case involving alleged unauthorized disclosure of protected health information by hospital. Drafted motion to dismiss arguing that plaintiff consented to disclosure of documents thereby waiving any alleged privilege. Plaintiff’s counsel agreed with analysis after review of motion to dismiss and subsequently dismissed action.

Assisted in response to federal complaint filed against client, a golf course, for allegedly preventing use of member’s “lifetime membership.” Drafted motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims, which included constitutional due process claim, breach of contract claim, and personal injury claim. District court granted motion to dismiss and issued thorough opinion analyzing issues in golf course’s favor.

Handled litigation matters concerning software and website development. Represented consultants and software developers in complex actions involving design and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning/Management software.

Assisted in data breach and incident response related to misplaced technology device involving company in healthcare industry. Drafted incident notifications to affected individuals and regulatory agencies, including state attorneys general and Office of Civil Rights.

Drafted standards for company in financial industry to assist with monitoring of employee postings and participation in social media.

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Pharmacists and Health Professionals Beware: Indiana Court of Appeals Upholds $1.44 Million Jury Verdict Resulting From HIPAA Violation

As previously reported, an Indiana jury awarded $1.44 million to a Walgreens customer based on allegations that the customer’s pharmacist accessed, reviewed and shared the customer’s prescription history with others who then used the information to intimidate and harass the customer. The facts of the case involved a love triangle between the pharmacist, her husband … Continue Reading

Connecticut Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Sue for Negligence Using HIPAA as Standard of Care

In a decision released November 11, 2014, the Connecticut Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court and held for the first time in Connecticut that (1) HIPAA does not preempt state common law claims for negligence or negligent infliction of emotional distress, and (2) HIPAA may provide the applicable standard of care. The … Continue Reading

New York Attorney General Report Shows the Number of Data Breaches is on the Rise and Recommends Steps to Take for Protecting Against Them

On July 15, 2014, the New York Attorney General issued a report examining the growing number and costs of data breaches in the state of New York.  The report titled, “Information Exposed: Historical Examination of Data Security in New York State,” analyzes eight years’ worth of security breach data collected by the Attorney General and … Continue Reading

Another Blow to Data Breach Class Actions: Bell, et al. v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Editor’s Note: This post is a joint submission with BakerHostetler’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog. On July 11, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a majority of the claims brought against Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. after a data breach suffered by Blizzard in 2012. In granting the motion for judgment … Continue Reading