The Associated Press has reported that Judge Barry has decided to go on inactive status.  According to Chief Judge Smith, Judge Barry will be giving up her chambers and staff.

Inactive judges do not hear appeals but can still serve on court committees.  They also have the ability to return to active status at a later date.

In re Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. Data Breach Litig., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  [Dislcosure:  My firm, Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, is co-lead counsel for the successful plaintiffs in this appeal].  Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (“Horizon”) provides health care insurance to millions of New Jersey citizens.  Horizon kept insureds personal identifying information on laptop computers. 

Last Friday, the Third Circuit announced that it will begin to post on its website, www.ca3,uscourts.gov, “videos of oral arguments in select cases,” more specifically, those that are “deemed to be of significant interest to the public, the bar, or the academic community.”  The Third Circuit thus becomes the second Court of Appeals to make oral argument videos available to the public.  The Supreme Court of New Jersey has