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Insurance Law Update Resource Center

As a service to Jenner & Block's clients and the greater legal community, the firm's Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice maintains online resource centers that offer the latest case law and other developments.

Jenner & Block will update this web page with new developments and items of interest as they become available.

Exposing Customer Data On the Internet Is a "Publication" Covered By Traditional CGL Policies

Despite what many insurance underwriters have been suggesting for some time, policyholders facing cybersecurity litigation or other cyber incidents should not overlook the availability of  coverage under traditional Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies.  A significant and recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit demonstrates that non-cyber, traditional policies may afford coverage for modern, cyber-related losses.   Despite the possible applicability of CGL coverage, however, policyholders also should strongly  consider the need for specialized cyber insurance policies to address their specific business operations.    

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