Underwriter Can't Shake Axiom Lanham Act Suit

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday stripped an abuse of process claim from Axiom Insurance Managers Agency LLC's lawsuit against an Indemnity Insurance Corp. unit, but preserved other claims alleging its rival violated the Lanham Act and improperly disparaged Axiom to hurt its business.

Partially granting the dismissal motion of defendant Indemnity Insurance Corp. Risk Retention Group, U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve said Axiom had failed to establish a claim for abuse of process by alleging that an Indemnity lawsuit in Texas accusing it...
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