Sony Data Breach Coverage Denial Must Be Affirmed

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Following the New York trial court's recent grant of summary judgment in favor of Zurich American Insurance Co. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. in the declaratory judgment action resulting from the 2011 Sony PlayStation data breach, the policyholder bar has reacted by authoring myriad articles criticizing Judge Jeffrey K. Oing's decision.

One such article is a Law360 guest column, "5 Reasons The Sony Data Breach Coverage Denial Is Wrong" (Feb. 28, 2014) by Roberta Anderson of K&L Gates LLP. We respectfully provide a summary counterpoint to Anderson's article and explain why Oing correctly decided that the underlying class action lawsuits do...

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