Insurer Says Exclusions Bar Coverage For BIPA Class Suit

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By Eli Flesch (November 5, 2021, 3:48 PM EDT) — A suit alleging violations of Illinois’ biometric privacy law didn’t trigger Westfield Insurance’s policies with a machine and plastics manufacturer, the insurer told a federal court, but even if it did, exclusions still bar coverage.

In seeking summary judgment, the insurer said the class action against UCAL Systems claimed wrongdoing that fell outside the scope of policies meant to cover a time frame stretching from 2013 to 2015. Westfield said policy exclusions for claims concerning employment practices and information distribution also barred coverage of the suit, filed in an Illinois state court this year.

The class action was brought by a…

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