Insurers Fight Cancer Center Dismissal Bid In Data Breach

Law360, New York (February 15, 2017, 5:43 PM EST) -- A pair of insurance companies on Wednesday asked a Florida federal court to reject a bid by a cancer center seeking to dismiss their attempt to avoid coverage over a patient data breach, saying nothing in the cancer center's policy requires it.

Charter Oak Fire Insurance Co. and Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America disputed the contention of 21st Century Oncology that a policy clause promising coverage for “publication” of confidential information covers 21st Century from the acts of the hackers who stole the personal information of nearly 2 million clients in September 2015.

“There is no controlling Florida law regarding...

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