Intellectual Property Exclusion Bars Coverage For Trademark Dispute, Panel Affirms
(January 5, 2016, 2:27 PM EST) -- PASADENA, Calif. — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 24 affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling that a general liability insurer has no duty to defend its insured against underlying trademark infringement claims (Keating Dental Arts Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., et al., No. 13-56775, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 22615).
(Memorandum available. Document #13-160107-004Z.)
Keating Dental Arts appealed the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s finding that Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. and Sentinel Insurance Co....