Karl Timm reports:
The Hartford Fire Insurance Company has filed at least two suits against insureds seeking a declaration that CGL policies it issued do not provide coverage for Song-Beverly claims filed in the wake of the Pineda decision.
Hartford filed suits in Illinois federal court against Euromarket Designs, Inc. (a/k/a Crate & Barrel) and in New Jersey federal court against the Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. Each of the insureds had been named as defendants in various Song-Beverly class actions for intentionally requesting and recording their customers’ zip codes during credit card transactions. The suits sought civil penalties and, in at least one case, restitution.
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