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Do Business Interruption Policies Cover Ransomware?

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 4:05 PM EST) -- The novel district court action of Moses Afonso Ryan Ltd. v. Sentinel Insurance Company Ltd. wrestles with the classification of — and, consequently, coverage for — business interruption and lost income suffered in the wake of a ransomware attack. The case offers a preview into whether courts will construe broad, general business insurance provisions to protect insureds against significant lost-business income caused by ransomware attacks, or whether insurers will enjoy wide latitude to hide behind more stringent limitations of liability found in narrower provisions related to...
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