Medical insurance company Aetna Inc. faces a growing legal predicament over claims that it violated the privacy of patients taking medications for HIV. The company was hit with a suit in Superior Court in Essex County on Oct. 20 in connection with a mass mailing that allegedly violated the privacy of recipients.

The New Jersey suit follows three potential class actions over the same mailings that have been filed against Aetna in federal courts around the country—on Oct. 12 in Hartford, on Sept. 25 in San Diego, and on Aug. 28 in Philadelphia. But the New Jersey case, filed on behalf of two unnamed plaintiffs, is not a class action.

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