Software Co. Not Covered For Biometric Suit, Insurers Say

By Jeff Sistrunk (August 31, 2018, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A pair of insurers told a California federal court Thursday that they have no duty to defend or indemnify health care software provider Omnicell Inc. in a proposed class action accusing the company of violating Illinois' biometric privacy law by improperly retaining fingerprint data for a hospital's employees, saying Omnicell's policies exclude claims for statutory violations.

In a complaint filed in the Northern District of California, Zurich American Insurance Co. and American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co. asked for a declaration absolving them of any obligation to cover Mountain View, California-based Omnicell in connection with the still-pending Illinois state court suit....

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