Travelers Unit Not Obligated To Defend Hotel Group In Breach

 Friday, October 5, 2018

 Business Insurance

A Travelers Cos. Inc. unit has successfully obtained a declaratory judgment it has no duty to defend a Florida hotel group under its commercial general liability coverage in connection with $2.4 million in fines and other costs it incurred stemming from a data breach. Hartford, Connecticut-based St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. had filed suit against Orlando, Florida-based Rosen Millennium Inc. and Rosen Hotels & Resorts Inc. in connection with the data breach in March 2017. Rosen began to receive reports indicating patterns of unauthorized charges to customer cards shortly after customers were guests at Rosen’s various hotels on or about Feb. 3, 2016, according to the lawsuit filed by Travelers.
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