Michaels Has Edge In Data Theft Coverage Suit, Attys Say
Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT) -- Arch Insurance Co. told an Illinois federal court Friday that it doesn't have to defend Michaels Stores Inc. against a slew of putative data breach class actions because no private information was published, but policyholder attorneys say courts have in the past broadly interpreted what counts as "publication."
The coverage dispute involves seven putative class actions claiming that Michaels failed to prevent criminals from tampering with PIN pad terminals at its stores and stealing customers' credit and debit card information. The underlying plaintiffs also say the criminals have withdrawn money from their bank accounts.
In its partial summary judgment motion, Arch...
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