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Massachusetts Federal Judge: Intellectual Property Exclusion Applies

Mealey's (August 25, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT) -- BOSTON — A plaintiff was denied judgment on the pleadings Aug. 21 by a Massachusetts federal judge, who instead agreed with an insurer that a “broad” intellectual property (IP) exclusion in a general liability insurance policy precludes coverage in an underlying copyright lawsuit (PTC Inc. v. Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, No. 14-14056, D. Mass.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111398).

(Decision available. Document #16-150901-016Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the District of Massachusetts, the exclusion at issue states that defendant Charter Oak Fire...
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