Insurer Had No Duty To Defend Corus: Judge

Law360, New York (April 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that an insurance company was under no obligation to defend biopharmaceutical company Corus Pharma Inc. in a trade secrets case filed against it by rival Chiron Corp.

Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Monday granted summary judgment to Continental Casualty Co. after concluding that Chiron’s complaint filed in state court did not specifically accuse Corus of “personal and advertising injuries” and therefore did not trigger Continental’s duty to defend Corus....
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