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Early Observations in Portal Healthcare Decision: CGL Coverage for Cyber Claims?

Over the last couple of years, courts have struggled with whether cyber claims could trigger coverage under commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies. While courts have found most cyber claims will not be covered as “bodily injury” or “property damage”… Continue Reading →

Corporate Affairs: Recent Ashley Madison Breach Illustrates Cybersecurity Must Be a Priority for Corporate Executives

Ashley Madison members who had their hacked information disclosed are not the only people that have had a bad month. Last week, Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, stepped down because of the damage done by the data breach. Ashley… Continue Reading →

Following 2014’s “Year of the Breach,” 2015 is Shaping Up to Be the “Year of Data Breach Litigation”

Last year, there were a number of high profile breaches—earning 2014 the “Year of the Breach” tag. This year is seeing the fallout, as many of these breaches have resulted in significant litigation. For example, the Home Depot breach in April… Continue Reading →

Sony and Zurich Settle Data Breach Case Before Appellate Court Can Decide Coverage Issues Under CGL Policy

Early reports indicate that Sony Corp. of America and Zurich American Insurance Company (along with other insurers) have reached settlement terms today in their data breach case involving a hack of the online services for the Sony PlayStation in April 2011. These… Continue Reading →

Lawsuit Involving Regional Bank Should Serve as a Warning to Smaller Businesses

On January 21, 2015, Travelers Casualty and Surety of America (Travelers) sued Ignition Studio Inc. (Ignition) based on professional negligence and breach of contract claims in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Travelers filed the action based… Continue Reading →

Early Observations Concerning the Sony Hack and Cyberliability Insurance

At this point, we have been bombarded with many of the details and a lot of speculation related to the November 2014 Sony Pictures hack. In short, hackers stole sensitive information and data including everything from private employee information, emails sent… Continue Reading →

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