Category: Case Studies


February 22 • Case StudiesIntellectual Property

Nintendo IP suit shows value of intellectual property insurance

Who doesn’t love video games? Okay, they might not be everybody’s thing but it’s also hard not to be impressed by how powerful the technology is inside gaming systems your little cousin uses after school. Well, according to one 2013 suit, Nintendo stole one of the pieces of this technology from somebody else. But the party


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December 14 • Case StudiesCyber Liability

3 cyber insurance lessons from the HBO data breach

Copyright 2017 Home Box Office, Inc.   Winter is com…wait, nope, those are lawyers. Lawyers are coming. Fresh off the heels of the personally identifiable information (PII) of every registered voter in the United States being stolen, another American institution is on the defense. OK so maybe it’s not an “institution” per se. HBO was the


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September 13 • Case StudiesDirectors & OfficersErrors & OmissionsGeneral Liability

Pivoting? You should probably call your insurance broker

It’s been a tough year for retail. Just ask J.C. Penny, Macy’s or Target. As e-commerce continues to overtake retail (thanks Amazon), traditional retailers need to employ different strategies to satisfy customers. In other words, it’s time to start pivoting. Startups are all too familiar with pivoting, and many startups do so at least once. Sounds


April 9 • Case StudiesCyber LiabilityNews

The 2013 Target Data Breach: Insurance Coverage Recap

Retail Giant Target was hit with a massive data breach incident during the holiday season of 2013.  We posted a few articles outlining the severity of the breach and speculating on how cyber insurance may be their lifeline.  Here’s a quick follow up on the claims the company has seen since the incident. VentureBeat recently reported that


February 11 • Case StudiesCyber LiabilityNews

4 Ways Cyber Insurance May Be Anthem’s Data Breach Lifeline

  For anyone that hasn’t heard, Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, suffered a data breach in which an estimated 80 Million customer and employee records containing personally identifiable information were compromised.


November 27 • Case StudiesNews

Startups that Give us More to be Thankful For (UPDATED)

Last year we did a post on startups out there that are giving people more to be thankful for.  Here’s an update on those companies:   


August 20 • Case StudiesCyber Liability

How a Data Breach can Destroy Your Startup [Infographic]

  Our friends over at egress sent us this really great infographic that shows the current state of cybersecurity and data breach issues surrounding costs, incidence rates, and those most effected.  The numbers are based on data collect by the UK-based Department for Business Innovation & Skills, but in an ever-growing global economy, they certainly


May 14 • Case StudiesGeneral Liability

Vibram Shoes: how to put your $4M foot in your mouth

  “Barefoot” running shoes have trended hard over the last few years.  Vibram is the company behind this revolution with their “FiveFingers” shoe product.  They touted the shoes as having a full range of benefits including: Strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs Improve range of motion in the ankles, feet, and toes Stimulate neural function important


January 24 • Case StudiesCyber LiabilityDirectors & OfficersNews

Target’s Cyber and D&O Insurance Might Save Them Serious Cash

  We can’t resist talking about this Target Data breach incident.  It has become a major talking point in tech community and the news that keeps surfacing makes for a great little case study.  So in the latest bit of news to surface:


December 20 • Case StudiesCyber LiabilityNews

Target: the Latest Data Breach Victim

  Since we rarely go more than a couple weeks without a data breach post, it seems we’re a bit overdue.  It looks like we can get back on track thanks to Target’s point-of-sale systems and their security weaknesses. If you were out braving the angry mobs this black Friday and you happened to “storm