Ex-Judge To Mediate Law Firm Data Breach Fight

By Kevin Penton (October 8, 2020, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A former Missouri state judge and federal prosecutor has been appointed to mediate a dispute over allegations by an insurance company that Warden Grier LLP mishandled a 2016 cyberattack that exposed private information.

Charles E. Atwell will serve as a mediator in the dispute brought by Hiscox Insurance Co. Inc., which filed claims of breach of contract, breach of implied contract, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence against Warden Grier in the Western District of Missouri, according to Thursday's designation.

Atwell previously worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of Missouri and served for over 16 years as...

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