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Insurer Can't Slip Yahoo's $7M Bad Faith Claim During Trial

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 7:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has rejected an insurance company’s mid-trial bid to toss Yahoo’s claim that the insurer acted in bad faith by not covering $7 million the tech giant spent defending a class action accusing it of scanning customers' emails.

In a five-page order on Friday, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila denied National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.’s motion for judgment as a matter of law regarding Yahoo’s bad faith claim, and he deferred ruling on the insurer’s bid for judgment on Yahoo’s claim for punitive damages.

Judge Davila ruled last year that the insurer had breached...

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