California Appeals Court Says Insured, Patent Defendant Did Not Disparage

LOS ANGELES - Finding no evidence that an insured accused of patent and trademark infringement disparaged a competitor, a California appeals court on Oct. 29 ruled in favor of an insurer, holding that it has no duty to defend in the case (Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution Inc.,  No. B234234, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 3).

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