Insurer Off The Hook For Trade Dress Settlement

Law360, New York (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court's ruling that United National Insurance Co. does not need to cover the cost of a settlement in a trade dress infringement suit involving rival diet drink companies.

The court on Monday affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granting summary judgment to United on the grounds that the policy held by the insured, Spectrum Worldwide Inc., does not cover infringement claims that occurred before the...
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