Insurer Needn't Defend Firm In Suit Over Crash Report Data

Law360 (June 2, 2021, 8:31 PM EDT) -- An insurance company has won a battle of legal semantics it waged against a North Carolina law firm in state court over whether the carrier should be obligated to defend it in underlying litigation over allegations the firm unlawfully obtained and used drivers' personal information.

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals agreed on Tuesday with North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. that a state trial court properly determined that because Lisa Lanier and her namesake firm allegedly "knowingly" violated the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 by obtaining the information, an exclusion clause in...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!