Insurers See Hope In BIPA Coverage Battle With NC Ruling

By Daphne Zhang (October 4, 2021, 8:28 PM EDT) -- Insurers fighting against coverage for Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act suits recently saw a glimmer of hope, when a North Carolina federal court said three Hanover Insurance Group general liability insurers have no duty to defend a logistics company in an employee's BIPA suit.

A North Carolina federal court has ruled that an exclusion in three Hanover insurers policies bars coverage for a suit alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver) The district court last month freed Massachusetts Bay Insurance Co., Hanover American Insurance Co. and Hanover Insurance Co. from having to cover Impact Fulfillment Services in a proposed class...

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