SITUATION: A class action lawsuit was filed against an app developer for failing to secure its users’ sensitive and personally identifiable information, including email addresses and passwords, from hackers.
OUTCOME: Settlement and defense exceeded $400k.
SITUATION:Claimant alleged the he was forced to resign his position after defendants published allegedly false and defamatory statements suggesting that he was sexists and discriminates against women in performing his duties. Specifically, the claimant alleged that the defendants deceptively edited and posted in a blog a video of a speech he gave to create
the appearance the he was admitting to sexism.
OUTCOME:Defense costs exceeded the $3 million limit of liability.
SITUATION:A company uses the services of a computer consulting firm. In the process of providing professional services, it allegedly caused a glitch in the company’s software whereby the price of the company’s products were reduced.
OUTCOME: The company alleges that approximately $600,000 in revenue was lost because of this mistake.
SITUATION: Claimant filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the insured. The lawsuit arises out of the claimant’s published memoirs about an artist. The insured wrote a book about the same artist and granted movie rights to the book to a group of producers, who released a movie later that year. Claimant alleges the book infringes on the published memoirs, and also alleges the insured is contributory liable for infringing content in the movie.
OUTCOME:Total defense costs and settlement exceed $50,000.
SITUATION: The insured entered into a contract with their client to provide telecommunications services including acting as an internet service provider. The client was having tremendous difficulties dialing in to connect; they were receiving fast busy signals and many other unacceptable problems. The client alleges that the insured breached their contract by failing to provide equipment and services by agreed upon date, improperly billing the client’s account for equipment and services, and disclosing confidential information about the client’s customers.
OUTCOME: Complaint seeks unspecified damages.
SITUATION: The client of the insured contends that the insured did not develop a website in a satisfactory manner and demands the return of the amount paid to the insured as well as being compensated for lost orders and other expenses.
OUTCOME: Total defense costs and settlement exceeded $100,000.