Yahoo Suit Against Insurer Over TCPA Cases Tossed, For Now

By Melissa Daniels (June 2, 2017, 9:48 PM EDT) -- A California federal magistrate judge on Friday tossed out Yahoo Inc.'s suit against an insurer over refusing to provide coverage for Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation, saying the alleged violations didn't equate to a privacy violation under the disputed policy, though allowing an amended complaint.

Yahoo brought the suit in January alleging National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., had breached its duty to defend by refusing to provide coverage several class actions filed in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania under a series of commercial general liability insurance policies.

On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins agreed with National Union...

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