Judge Finds No Insurance Coverage For Retailer In 2 Spyware Lawsuits

Mealey's (September 30, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT) -- BILLINGS, Mont. — A retailer’s insurers were not obligated to provide a defense in two underlying lawsuits related to the retailer’s installation of spyware on computers it sold to customers, a Montana federal judge found in a pair of Sept. 25 rulings granting the insurers’ summary judgment motions, finding that policy exclusions for the recording or distribution of private material precluded coverage (American Economy Insurance Co., et al. v. Aspen Way Enterprises Inc., et al., No. 1:14-cv-00009, D. Mont.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129274).

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