9th Circ. Dubious Of Lakers' Bid To Ax TCPA Coverage Denial

Law360, Los Angeles (February 15, 2017, 5:50 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday appeared skeptical of the Los Angeles Lakers' argument that a fan's putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action alleged more than invasion of privacy claims excluded under the team's directors-and-officers policy but indicated that parts of the suit could potentially trigger coverage.

The Lakers organization has asserted in appellate briefs that a California federal court applied an overly narrow reading of the TCPA when it concluded that an invasion-of-privacy exclusion in the NBA team's D&O policy with Federal Insurance Co....
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