AOL Needs To Pay For Damaging Computers
from the trying-to-pass-the-buck dept
Back when AOL 5.0 came out, there was a big fuss over the fact that it was frying some users’ computers. AOL eventually reached a settlement with a bunch of users who were suing and then sent the bill to their insurance company, figuring that’s what they paid the insurance company for. The insurance company said no way, so that case had to go to court. The three judge panel has now decided that the insurance policy doesn’t cover writing bad software that fouls up users’ machines, and it’s AOL’s responsibility to pay.