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Duty to Indemnify – Personal and Advertising Injury– New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 19

By Sherilyn Pastor, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP As a consequence of competition, companies increasingly face business tort claims such as misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertisement, patent or copyright infringement, disparagement, and trademark or trade dress infringement. When...

Duty to Indemnify – Personal and Advertising Injury– New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 19

By Sherilyn Pastor, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP As a consequence of competition, companies increasingly face business tort claims such as misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertisement, patent or copyright infringement, disparagement, and trademark or trade dress infringement. When...

Farella Braun + Martel LLP: California Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Implied Disparagement; Implications for Coverage in IP and False Advertising Cases

By Tyler Gerking, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP The California Supreme Court has granted review of the Court of Appeal's decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc. , 210 Cal. App. 4th 915 (2d Dist. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2012), [ enhanced version available to...

California Supreme Court Refines the Tort of Commercial Disparagement

The California Supreme Court has issued its decision in the closely watched case of Hartford Casualty Insurance v. Swift Distribution, Inc. , S207172. I reported on the Court of Appeals decision last year on this blog in the post "California Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Implied Disparagement;...

Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2014 – Scaling Back Implied Trade Disparagement And Slashing Coverage For Markdowns

By Joshua A. Mooney [Editor’s Note: My colleague Josh Mooney is an expert on all things cyber, privacy and personal-advertising injury coverage. If you read his newsletter, The Coverage Inkwell, you know that. If you don’t, check out the newsletter here - thecoverageinkwell.com. For...