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New Jersey High Court to Hear Insurers’ Appeal Over War Exclusion in NotPetya Attack

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a hostile/warlike action exclusion in an all risks property insurance policy applies in a case involving insurance coverage for a 2017 Russian cyberattack.

The state’s high court will hear an appeal by eight insurers of a state appeals court ruling in May that found the exclusion did not apply to a NotPetya attack on the pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. The high court granted the appeal on July 19.

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