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6th Circ. DSW Ruling Reveals New Data Breach Coverage Path

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit's Thursday ruling that a computer fraud rider in DSW Inc.'s crime insurance policy covers losses from hackers' theft of customer credit card data shows that policyholders without cyber policies can turn to yet another common policy to score data breach coverage, experts say.

The appeals court upheld a ruling that AIG Inc. subsidiary National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., owed $6.8 million to cover a slew of losses the popular shoe retailer suffered after hackers lifted the credit card and checking account information of more than 1.4 million customers from 108 stores.

DSW had shelled out...

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