Calif. May Expand Liability For Advertising Damages

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 9:14 PM EST) -- While insurance coverage lawyers around the country eagerly await a decision from the New York Court of Appeals on the reargument of K2 Investment Group v. American Guaranty & Liability Insurance Co., on the west coast, the California Supreme Court also has sub judice an appeal with broad implications for the scope of the duty to defend in California.

In Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. Swift Distribution Inc. (“Swift”), the California Supreme Court must determine whether a complaint alleging unfair competition via an advertisement triggers the...
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