IRS Sued for Improperly Seizing the Medical Records of 10 Million Americans

Photo Credit: Daily CallerAmid a firestorm about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting conservative groups and wide concern that the tax service will be administering Obamacare, the IRS is also the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging that 15 of its agents improperly seized 10 million Americans’ medical records.

Attorney Robert Barnes filed the lawsuit in mid-March on behalf of a John Doe Company and individuals whose records were seized in California Superior Court, according to a report from the Courthouse News Service.

“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service (‘IRS’) agents (collectively referred to as ‘Defendants’ herein) during a raid of John Doe Company, in the southern district of California, on March 11, 2011,” the complaint, quoted by Courthouse News, reads. “In a case involving solely a tax matter involving a former employee of the company, these agents stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans, including at least 1,000,000 Californians.”

The complaint explains there was no warrant authorizing the seizure of the medical records and the records were not germane to the IRS search. The complaint alleges that the seizure violated the 4th Amendment, according to the extensive quotes from the complaint complied by Courthouse News.

“These medical records contained intimate and private information of more than 10,000,000 Americans, information that by its nature includes information about treatment for any kind of medical concern, including psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual or drug treatment, and a wide range of medical matters covering the most intimate and private of concerns,” the complaint reads.

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  • ALHL

    Excellent! Have a feeling this is just the beginning of many lawsuits against the IRS. Hopefully, the different Tea Party groups follow suit.

  • CSN

    Yes…seize the records of Millions of law abiding gun owners, so that they can have their guns confiscated should they have record of depression or using anti-depressants. Very clever Oblummer and IRS which happen to have bought a lot of that bullet stock we’re all wondering about?

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  • For impeachment

    IMPEACH Obama. He is responsible for all the corruption at the IRS. Fire those in all the high positions at the IRS. Fire Eric Holder. Every American should get in line to sue the IRS. We have all been victims of their abuse of power. IMPEACH the president!

  • Kent2012

    and as all the rest of the efforts to stop the communization of America, this too will go away…it is a democommie and they are immune to prosecution for any crime short of murder….and maybe even then !

  • denray35

    I thought that HIPPA was all about, could not release medical information with the approval of the person whose medical records they were requesting. I thought that was the law?!?!? so much for the law!!!!

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