Citizens Claims No Indemnity In Uncommon IP Fight

Law360, New York (December 8, 2010, 2:19 PM EST) -- Citizens Insurance Co. of America has sued policyholder Uncommon LLC, seeking a declaration that it owes no duty to indemnify it for underlying trademark infringement allegations from furniture and jewelry seller UncommonGoods LLC.

Citizens filed a complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois saying the underlying dispute does not arise from bodily injury, property damage or personal and advertising injury as defined by relevant business owners' and commercial umbrella policies.

The underlying fight dates back to 2009, when Uncommon and...
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