Allstate, Liberty Face Progressive Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 13, 2011, 12:42 PM EST) -- Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. has accused units of Allstate Corp. and Liberty Mutual Group of infringing a patent covering an online insurance policy service system.

Progressive also contends in a suit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio that a usage-based insurance program run by Allstate breaches both a second patent related to insurance ratings based on vehicle monitoring and Progressive's DRIVE trademark.

Defendants in the suit include Allstate Insurance Co. and Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., as well...
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