State National Insurance claims no responsibility to pay for Global Payments’ breach costs

Global Payments may have gotten some welcome news when a class action lawsuit against was dismissed last month (Willingham v. Global Payments), and they may have concluded its investigation of the breach they disclosed in March 2012, but they’re not done with problems from the breach, it seems. Law360 reports:

Global Payments Inc.’s excess insurer State National Insurance Co. Inc. told a Georgia federal judge on Friday that it has no duty to cover the credit and debit card processor’s payments and expenses related to a massive data breach that will cost Global Payments $84 million.

State National filed a complaint for declaratory relief against Global Payments claiming that any expenses based on unauthorized access to credit card numbers are not covered by its excess insurance policy with the company.

Read more on Law360 (subscription required). The complaint was filed last week. Previous coverage of the breach on this blog can be found here.

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