NJ Atty Says Policy Covers Cyberattack Malpractice Claims

By Bill Wichert (August 15, 2022, 3:56 PM EDT) — A New Jersey attorney has told a federal court that policy language and the amount at issue means insurance companies should go back to state court to face his lawsuit seeking coverage for a malpractice action alleging that a cyberattack bilked his former real estate client out of about $50,000.

Drew J. Bauman on Friday urged the court to reject dismissal bids from The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., its subsidiary The Hanover Insurance Co. and broker USI Insurance Services LLC, and remand the coverage suit. In the underlying case, James Woerner said a fraudster hacked into Bauman’s email system and tricked…

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