Insurers' State Court Cert. Bid Nixed In Hyundai Ad Suit

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has turned aside a bid by National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., and American Home Assurance Co. to certify to the California Supreme Court what they characterized as a "controlling question of California insurance law" with respect to coverage of an underlying patent infringement suit over an advertising method.

The court handed down the one-page denial in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday.

On April 5, a three-judge appellate court panel reversed a lower court's...
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