Insurer Off Hook For Custom Hardware Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Zeroing in on an exclusion regarding intentional acts, a Missouri appeals court has upheld a ruling that Assurance Co. of America does not have to indemnify Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting Inc. in a dispute involving copyright infringement and unfair competition claims related to robotic tape library access codes.

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District issued an opinion Tuesday affirming a summary judgment ruling by a state trial court, which concluded that Assurance did not have a duty to defend Custom Hardware in its spat...
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