Hartford Balks At Coverage For Hulu Privacy Suit

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT) -- Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. asked a California state court on Wednesday to excuse it from covering Hulu LLC in an underlying putative class action alleging the online video streamer illegally tracked consumers' Web surfing habits.

The insurer fired off a declaratory suit in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming its policies did not include coverage for allegations that Hulu worked with advertising networks to track users' personal information through technology that allowed browser cookies to “respawn” even if they were deleted.

The underlying suit by plaintiff Joseph Garvey...
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