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Software Developers Should Have E&O Policies to Cover Product Defect Claims

A recent lawsuit filed against Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp. should alert software developers to potential product defect loss exposures.

In that case, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court early last month, a California plaintiff whose Social Security number and identity were stolen, allegedly due to a flaw in Windows software, is suing Microsoft for manufacturing an allegedly defective product. Her attorney is attempting to make the case into a class action.

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