Hartford Can't Avoid Hospital Data Breach Coverage

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A California Judge on Monday said Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. cannot dodge coverage for two class actions seeking $20 million over a 2011 Stanford Hospital and Clinics hospital data breach, saying medical privacy is a common law right and not subject to a statutory exclusion.

U.S. District Court Judge Gary Allen Feess rejected Hartford’s efforts to escape coverage in two California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, or CMIA, suits over the release of 20,000 patients' sensitive medical information based on a policy exclusion barring coverage for...
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