Texas IP Firm Wins Coverage Fight Over Referral Suit

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Greenwich Insurance Co. had a duty to defend intellectual property firm Shore Chan Bragalone Depumpo LLP in a $600,000 suit brought by another law firm over a client referral agreement, a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Shore Chan, which has a professional liability policy from Greenwich, was sued by Thrasher Associates LLC in 2009 for allegedly breaking an agreement to share the proceeds from clients referred by the firm. Greenwich had argued the policy, which covers claims “arising out of [Shore Chan's] acts, errors or omissions...
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