William H. Sorrell, Attorney General of Vermont, et al. v. IMS Health Inc., et al. - Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners

55 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2011 Last revised: 11 Mar 2014

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Kevin Outterson

Boston University School of Law

David Orentlicher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Christopher T. Robertson

Boston University; University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law; Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics

Frank A. Pasquale

Brooklyn Law School

Date Written: February 26, 2011

Abstract

On April 26, 2011, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Vermont data mining case, Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. Respondents claim this is the most important commercial speech case in a decade. Petitioner (the State of Vermont) argues this is the most important medical privacy case since Whalen v. Roe.

The is an amicus brief supporting Vermont, written by law professors and submitted on behalf of the New England Journal of Medicine

Keywords: first amendment, commercial speech, privacy, confidentiality, data mining, HIPAA

Suggested Citation

Outterson, Kevin and Orentlicher, David and Robertson, Christopher T. and Pasquale, Frank A., William H. Sorrell, Attorney General of Vermont, et al. v. IMS Health Inc., et al. - Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners (February 26, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1770524 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1770524

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