Insurer Can't Duck Yahoo's $4M Email Suit Coverage Row

Law360 (October 12, 2018, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge found on Friday that Yahoo's insurer largely failed to defend and indemnify the company for $4 million in attorneys' fees from multiple class actions accusing it of scanning customers' emails, but said it was up to a jury to decide whether the insurer's failures to come to Yahoo's aid were coverage errors or evidence of bad faith. 

In a 25-page order partially granting, partially denying both Yahoo and insurer National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. District Judge Edward Davila said the insurer breached its duty to defend Yahoo from several lawsuits launched in the wake of...

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