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Lyndhurst makes payment of $75,000 for DiMaggio sharing protected medical privacy. Can we trust our information is kept private?

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Commissioner Thomas DiMaggio oversees Youth and Senior Citizen programs for Lyndhurst. DiMaggio’s daughter was given a job teaching in Lyndhurst Public Schools. DiMaggio’s daughter-in-law is paid by Commissioner DiMaggio’s Parks Department to run the Before-and-After care program for pre-school children.

Commissioner DiMaggio and the DiMaggio Family have put themselves in positions to have official access to our private information.

This morning NorthJersey.com released this story:

Woman says Lyndhurst commissioner revealed her medical condition, settles suit for $75K

Nicholas Katzban, NorthJersey.com, Published 5:06 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2020

LYNDHURST —  A resident who sued the township and a commissioner accused of releasing her medical information despite a legal agreement to keep it private has received a $75,000 settlement.

The plaintiff, listed as “Jane Doe” in legal documents, sued the Township and Commissioner Thomas DiMaggio for violating her civil rights and right to privacy when he told another resident that she had multiple sclerosis, a fact that was not yet known to the plaintiff’s adult children.

DiMaggio learned of the plaintiff’s condition during depositions for an earlier lawsuit when her husband, a former Lyndhurst police officer, sued the township, according to court documents. “Jane Doe’s” condition was mentioned in sworn statements, according to her complaint.

READ TODAY’S COMPLETE NEWS STORY HERE:

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/lyndhurst/2020/01/10/lyndhurst-nj-resident-sued-commissioner-revealing-her-medical-condition-settles-for-75000/2845612001/

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