Travelers Falls Short In Bid To Recover Defense Costs

Law360, New York (May 11, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America has lost a motion for summary judgment in its bid to recoup defense costs provided to a policyholder accused by a rival company of misappropriating trade secrets.

Judge Thomas Whelan shot down the insurer's attempt to force Tri-Union Seafoods LLC and several affiliated companies to return the money at issue, as the case continued to unfold in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

The current case arises out of a suit brought by seafood company Contessa...
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