Accellion Can't Shake AIG's Suit Over Data Breach Coverage

By Allison Grande (June 17, 2022, 10:38 PM EDT) — A Florida federal judge has dismissed two claims but allowed a breach of contract claim to move forward in a lawsuit that insurer AIG is pressing against Accellion Inc. to recover the more than $1 million it spent covering a university that was swept up in a cyberattack that hit the software vendor last year.

In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham partially granted Accellion’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit that AIG Specialty Insurance brought against it in the wake of a data breach that compromised the vendor’s File Transfer Appliance software, which was used by clients…

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