2nd Circ. Lets St. Paul Off Hook For Software IP Suit

Law360, New York (March 17, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday rejected Gartner Inc.'s claims that St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. had a duty to defend it in a suit brought by a software developer accusing Gartner of stealing its technology.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a summary order denying the information technology research and advisory firm's appeal of a summary judgment award in favor of St. Paul on Gartner's duty to defend claim.

Gartner claimed that the U.S. District Court...
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