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Neiman Marcus Case Settles After Years Of Haggling Over Price Of Data Breach Cases

Last week, the parties in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus, Case No. 14-cv-1735, a class action lawsuit related to a data breach at retailer Neiman Marcus was settled in the Northern District of Illinois.  The Seventh Circuit’s reversal of the District… Continue Reading →

Barbie (Still) Can’t Keep a Secret: Toy Makers Enter Settlement Related to “Smart Toys”

In March 2015, there was growing concern over privacy issues related to collecting data via “smart toys.” At that time, Mattel had just released its newest Barbie, “Hello Barbie,” which contained an embedded microphone in the doll’s belt to record… Continue Reading →

Cyber Insurance Can Develop Without Centralized Cyber Law

For years there has been a discussion over whether data breaches and cyber security can eventually be regulated by centralized laws rather than various state and federal laws and regulations. Even in October 2014, President Obama called upon Congress to… Continue Reading →

Something Old, Something New: Well-Established First-Party Property Concepts Used in Computer Hacking Coverage Case

On May 20, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit affirmed a District Court decision finding coverage for a loss under a financial institution bond issued by BancInsure, Inc. (BancInsure) to the State Bank of Bellingham (Bellingham)…. Continue Reading →

Highway Robbery: Michigan Legislature Debates Penalties for Hacking Motor Vehicles

As if rush hour traffic was not bad enough, last summer drivers learned that gadgets making life on the road easier could present cyber security concerns. Specifically, a lawsuit was filed against Jeep, based on allegations that Chrysler issued a… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Ransomware and Cyberbullying Insurance

Over the last few years, cyber security has focused on incidents where there is no contact with the criminal. That is, a data breach would occur and the criminal would be long gone before the victim knew there was an… Continue Reading →

Cyber Risk: Hackers May Score Big at Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 kicks off this Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium, Silicon Valley’s high-tech stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Super Bowl fans will be pleasantly surprised to find they are able to tweet, text and e-mail without any problems,… Continue Reading →

Place Your Bets: Casino Sues Data Security Investigator After Breach

This article was originally published in Advisen’s Front Page News on January 20, 2016. A recently filed lawsuit by a casino will place a spotlight on the services provided by data security investigators and the expectations of those looking to… Continue Reading →

Uber and Lyft Demonstrate How Cybersecurity Changes the Way Businesses Deal With Each Other and Customers

As the number of hacks and breaches increase in the news, people are not just becoming more accepting of data breaches, they are expecting to see data breaches. Now businesses are also expecting to see their competitors attempt to hack them…. Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Gloves Come Off in Data Breach Standing Case

While we have seen defendants in data breach cases argue that plaintiffs were not injured and therefore lack standing to bring suit, litigants in a recent data breach case have directly addressed issues some litigants have previously danced around. On August… Continue Reading →

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