Some Traditional Insurance Policies May Cover Data Breach

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 5:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently upheld coverage under a commercial general liability policy for a hospital data breach that compromised the confidential medical records of nearly 20,000 patients.

In that case, Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Corcino & Associates et al.,[1] the plaintiffs in two underlying class actions sought, among other relief, statutory damages of $1,000 per person under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act ("CMIA")[2] and statutory damages of up to $10,000 per person under the California Lanterman...
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