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June 2016 Archives

Overview Of The Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

If you are a dock worker along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway or along any of Alabama's commercially navigable waterways, you have legal recourse if you are injured on the job. One law that is meant to compensate you for your injuries is the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA).

Court Sides With Insurer in Cyberinsurance Case

A federal court has granted summary judgment for Federal Insurance Company against the parent company for P.F. Chang's China Bistro. P.F. Chang's sought to recover $1.9 million dollars that it reimbursed its card processor in connection with a data breach incident.  The Court held that the payment was excluded from coverage by language excluding payments for liability assumed by contract.  The Court found that the money that P.F. Chang's sought to recover had been paid by the restaurant because it had assumed the liability to its card processor in its contract.  This case shows the importance of making sure that your insurance policy meets your needs.

Another Insurer Tries to Avoid Covering a Cyber Attack

On Thursday, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. filed suit against AMCO Insurance Company in Colorado federal court for denying coverage for a cyber attack based lawsuit filed against Vitamin Cottage. Vitamin cottage was sued in a class action filed September 2015. This class action arose out of a cyber attack against Vitamin Cottage in which hackers gained access to customer credit card data and other private information. Vitamin Cottage sought coverage for the lawsuit from AMCO under its commercial general liability policy. After several months, AMCO denied coverage.

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