Hartford Aims To Avoid Defending Fidelis In BMW IP Tiff

Law360, New York (November 17, 2009, 3:05 PM EST) -- Faced with insuring U.S. Fidelis Inc. against allegations of trademark infringement and false advertising brought by BMW AG, Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. has asked a federal judge to determine whether it has a duty to defend the warranty company against these types of claims.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on Nov. 13, Hartford argues Fidelis is barred from coverage because the policies at issue do not cover intellectual property claims, knowing violations, materials published prior to...
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