Columbia Casualty Company v. Cottage Health System

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California Central

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Dean D. Pregerson


  1. July 20, 2015

    Insurer's Failure To Mediate Kills Its $4M Data Breach Claims

    Columbia Casualty Co. failed to enter into mediation with Cottage Health System before suing to recover $4.125 million the insurer spent settling claims related to a 2013 data breach that compromised patient information, according to a California federal judge who dismissed Columbia's suit Friday.

  2. July 07, 2015

    Hospital Group Pushes For Dismissal Of Cyberinsurance Suit

    Columbia Casualty Co.'s bid to stay rather than dismiss its case seeking to avoid coverage of a $4.13 million data breach settlement should be rejected because it may have tried to gain an unfair advantage by filing its suit, Cottage Health System told a California federal judge Monday.

  3. June 19, 2015

    Insurance Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2015

    Attorneys are eagerly awaiting the California Supreme Court's decision on when policyholders can transfer insurance rights during mergers and corporate restructurings, and anticipating guidance from New York's high court on complex allocation and exhaustion issues in asbestos lawsuits. Here are five cases that insurance attorneys will be tracking in the second half of the year.

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