Nationwide beats personal injury firm's Privacy Insurance Suit - Bloomberg Law

Nationwide beats personal injury firm’s Privacy Insurance Suit – Bloomberg Law

Privacy & Data Security Law

19 July 2022 at 8:41PM

The exclusions in the personal injury law firm’s policy together with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. prevent the firm from seeking protection of the defense costs when suing for privacy violations in an North Carolina federal court ruled.

Robert Bradley Van Laningham and his company Bradley Law Group failed to demonstrate that the lawsuit is covered under the Nationwide policy, US District Judge James Dever of the Eastern District of North Carolina said in his decision on Monday.

The complaint claimed that the firm had violated Driver’s Privacy Protection Act by extracting private information about drivers in the accident report. The data was later employed in order to …