Guess Insurers Can't Duck Coverage For Gucci IP Battles

Law360, Los Angeles (July 11, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Wednesday tossed a bid by American Home Assurance Co. and other insurers to limit their potential liability in Guess Inc.'s coverage suit over defense costs the clothing label incurred in trademark battles with Gucci America Inc.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos refused to nix Guess' request for punitive damages against AHAC, Insurance Co. of the State of Pennsylvania and National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. The insurers are among more than 10 companies Guess claims breached...
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