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Plaintiffs in a recently settled class-action data breach lawsuit against Irvine-based St. Joseph Health have started to receive their payouts.

The $28 million settlement deal was reached in August and approved in February by Orange County Superior Court Judge Kim Dunning. It calls for each class member to receive a minimum of $241 and other proposed benefits, according to the Daily Journal legal trade newspaper.

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St. Joseph was sued in 2012 on allegations it failed to secure confidential medical information of 31,802 patients from February 2011 to February 2012. The data included histories of diagnoses, prescriptions and other confidential information.

The complaint was eventually consolidated into one at the end of 2012.