Office Depot Says Travelers Must Cover Patent Suits

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Office Depot Inc. sued two members of Travelers Companies Inc. in Florida federal court Wednesday seeking coverage for its defense and settlements in seven lawsuits alleging it infringed patents for online marketing technology.

The insurers, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. and Discover Property & Casualty Insurance Co., each issued two commercial general liability policies to Office Depot collectively covering the years from 2000 to 2006, according to the complaint. The insurers breached the policies by refusing coverage for seven suits brought in Texas, Wisconsin and...
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