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In Novel Case, Insurer Sues Own Law Firm After Data Breach

By Ben Kochman (April 13, 2020, 8:55 PM EDT) -- An insurer that offers coverage for cyberattacks has accused a law firm it hired of concealing a data breach, in a Missouri federal lawsuit that industry insiders say thrusts into the spotlight a type of conflict that normally plays out behind the scenes.

The lawsuit filed March 27 by Hiscox Insurance claims that Kansas City personal injury law firm Warden Grier LLP — which Hiscox has hired to represent policyholders for more than 15 years — quietly paid a ransom to a notorious hacking gang that had infiltrated its systems, without alerting Hiscox or any of the affected clients.

Warden Grier believed...

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