Payless Battles Insurer Over Crocs Defense Costs

Law360, New York (June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Collective Brands Inc., the parent of the Payless ShoeSource footwear chain, has fired back at Discover Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co in a duty to defend suit filed over defense costs the footwear company has racked up in ongoing trade dress litigation with shoe giant Crocs Inc.

In counterclaims filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, Collective Brands says Discover and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. are liable for breach of...
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