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Judge's decision comes at a time when courts around the country remain at odds over whether or not insurance claims should cover the types of attacks that befell Medidata, which are becoming more prevalent. (Photo: Bigstock)

The legal landscape for insurance coverage for business email scams remains unsettled, but a recent decision from a Manhattan judge ordering an insurer to cover $4.8 million in losses for a company that fell victim to a “spoofing” scam may give plaintiffs a new weapon in coverage disputes.

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