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Walk the Plank: Court Finds Pirated Cable Programming Not “Data” in Multimedia Liability Policy

In Ellicott City Cable LLC v. AXIS Ins. Co., the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland held the term “data” did not include cable television programming that was accessed without DirecTV’s authorization. The definition of “data” became the… Continue Reading →

Connecticut Supreme Court Finds No Coverage Under CGL Policy for Lost Data

There have been more developments in the law related to cyber and data breach claims in the last two weeks than in the last year. First, Sony and Zurich settled their coverage dispute that left the lower court’s decision (which was… Continue Reading →

U.S Supreme Court to Hear Case That May Have Major Implications on Data Breach Cases

On April 27, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court granted Spokeo, Inc.’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari appealing an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit decision held that the Plaintiff, Thomas Robins,… Continue Reading →

CGL Policies May Not Provide a Safe Harbor For Data Breach

We are still in the early stages of insurance coverage for cyberliability and data breaches. While there may be no question that cyberliability does not trigger CGL insurance as “bodily injury” or “property damage,” a court may face questions of… Continue Reading →

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