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Kevin M. McGinty

Member / Co-chair, Class Action Practice

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Kevin is an accomplished litigator with deep experience defending clients in class action and health care related litigation. Kevin co-chairs the firm's Class Action Practice, and ably represents clients in a wide variety of non-securities class claims, including consumer, privacy, contract, antitrust, unfair trade practice, tort, and employment class actions.

A significant focus of his practice is representing health care-related companies – including pharmacies, PBMs, hospitals, clinical laboratories, diagnostic imaging providers, equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and managed care organizations – in class action, contract, regulatory and False Claims Act lawsuits. In addition to health care clients, companies in diverse industries — including financial services, manufacturing, insurance, real estate, and retail — seek Kevin’s assistance on class action and complex litigation.

Kevin's extensive trial experience includes civil bench trials and jury trials in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations before American Arbitration Association panels. He has appeared in state and federal courts in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas.

Kevin has spoken on national panels concerning class action and privacy litigation, and has written extensively on class actions, privacy litigation, fraud and abuse litigation, and unfair trade practice litigation.

Education

  • Boston College (JD)
  • Harvard College (AB, Government)

Recognition & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Class Action (2004 – 2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Viewpoints

The volume of health care–related qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act (FCA) remained robust in 2017. Based on our review of the data in Mintz Levin's Health Care Qui Tam Database, we identified over 150 qui tam lawsuits that were unsealed in the twelve months ended November 30, 2017. 
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This week’s disclosure that a 2013 data breach may have affected all 3 billion Yahoo accounts then in existence could alter the scope of the consolidated data breach cases currently pending against Yahoo in the federal court in San Francisco.
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Health Care Qui Tam Update - August 2017

August 16, 2017 | Article | By Hope Foster, Kevin McGinty, Amanda L. Clairmont

Read about health care qui tam litigation trends for the 12 months that ended on August 31st and significant cases, including two involving skilled nursing facilities.
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Despite some courts’ evident confusion about the impact of payment card theft on consumer cardholders, other courts are getting it right. Just this week, a judge in the Northern District of Illinois issued an order dismissing the second amended complaint filed by consumer cardholders in In re Barnes & Noble Pin Pad Litig. (N.D. Ill.). 
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Snatching victory of a sort from the jaws of defeat, shareholders who brought a derivative action alleging that the 2014 Home Depot data breach resulted from officers’ and directors’ breaches of fiduciary duties have reached a settlement of those claims.
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When data thieves steal payment card data, consumers suffer no legally cognizable injuries. Card issuers absorb the fraudulent charges and replace the affected cards.  Because fraudulent charges are not billed to consumers, they do not show up on consumers’ credit reports or otherwise affect their credit ratings. 
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Counsel for a class of card-issuing banks filed a settlement agreement on March 8 proposing a class settlement to resolve claims arising from the 2014 theft of payment card data from Home Depot point-of-sale terminals.
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When hackers steal consumer data, injury to consumers is not a foregone conclusion. This is particularly so where credit and debit card numbers are stolen. Banks, not consumers, bear the cost of fraudulent charges.
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In this final installment of our Health Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook series, we analyze health care enforcement trends gathered from 2016 civil settlements and criminal resolutions of health care fraud and abuse cases. Behind the headlines covering enormous recoveries in 2016, several themes are apparent.
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An old saw defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Wendy’s shareholders recently flouted that maxim by filing a derivative action this week against officers and directors of the fast-food chain seeking recovery on behalf of the corporation for damages arising from a data breach that affected over 1,000 franchise locations between October 2015 and June 2016.
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News & Press

Kevin McGinty is a Member in the Mintz Boston Office authored an article that was the first part of four in a series on health care enforcement trends in 2017. The series was published by Law360.
Boston Litigation Member Kevin McGinty was quoted in a Law360 article on how the Ninth Circuit’s decision in a case involving an allegedly inaccurate consumer report may seem beneficial to the plaintiffs at the outset but may leave companies with a stronger defense further down the line.
Boston Litigation Member Kevin McGinty was quoted in a Law360 article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that a plaintiff claiming that the Xbox 360 unit was defective could not appeal a class certification order on the basis that the voluntary dismissal of his claims counted as a final decision.
Mintz Member Kevin McGinty is quoted in this feature article focusing on Target’s $10 million class action settlement, which allowed Target to avoid multiple data breach claims, as well as the future of the terms of privacy and data security pacts.
This is the fourth and final installment of a series from Mintz’s Health Law team recapping key government policies, regulations and enforcement actions from 2016 and discussing their potential impacts on 2017.
Litigation Member Kevin McGinty was quoted in a Law360 article on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Spokeo v. Robins case, noting that since SCOTUS’ landmark ruling there has been confusion among lower courts which could lead to another high court showdown.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 
Mintz Litigation Member Kevin McGinty is quoted in this Law360 article on Home Depot’s efforts to seek permission to bring several questions raised by a judge’s refusal to toss data breach claims asserted by financial institutions to the Eleventh Circuit.
Mintz Litigation Member Kevin McGinty is quoted in this Business Insurance piece on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against Tyson Foods Inc. in a class action meant to determine whether workers should be paid overtime for the time spent putting on and taking off their work clothes.
This feature story notes that for the second time this term, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed class action plaintiffs significant wins. The article recaps the Justices’ decision in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. Mintz Litigation Member Kevin McGinty provides commentary.
Kevin McGinty, a Member of Mintz’s Litigation Practice, is quoted in a Society for Human Resource Management article covering the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling validating the use of representative and statistical evidence in class actions.
Mintz Member Kevin McGinty is quoted in this Law360 article on the  U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of the previous judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a class action lawsuit brought by workers fighting for overtime pay for time spent putting on and taking off their protective work uniforms.
Mintz Litigation member Kevin McGinty is quoted in this Law360 article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that “Tyson Foods workers could use statistical sampling to support class certification in a don-doff dispute.”
This Law360 feature article discusses some of the major data breach cases that may have significant impact but may have been overshadowed by cases like that of the Target and Wyndham suits. Mintz Litigation Member Kevin McGinty provides commentary.
This article focuses on the findings of a Department of Justice report which note an increase in False Claims Act litigation throughout the recent year. Mintz Member Kevin McGinty is quoted providing commentary.
Kevin McGinty, a Member of Mintz’s Litigation Practice, is featured in this Data Breach Today coverage discussing a Massachusetts judge's decision to allow a class-action lawsuit to proceed.
Kevin McGinty, a Mintz Member, authored this Life Science Compliance Update article examining the Department of Justice’s statistics on False Claims Act filings which have seen significant growth in recent years.