Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the Los Angeles Lakers after the basketball team sued to force its insurer to defend a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit. Here, Lakers guard Lonzo Ball stands on the court during the first half of the team's preseason NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lawsuits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) based on allegedly unsolicited text messages have become relatively commonplace.

Such lawsuits often lead to coverage actions in which the sender of texts seeks to recover costs related to the lawsuit from its insurer, often under Directors and Officers (D&O) policies. Courts have been less than uniform in addressing these coverage issues.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360
Live Chat

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.