11th Circ. Rejects State Farm's Late-Notice Argument

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT) -- Weighing State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.'s coverage dispute over a trademark infringement suit, the Eleventh Circuit refused Monday to hold that if policyholders are late in notifying insurers about an initial complaint, their notice of an amended complaint is also untimely.

The appeals court mostly sided with State Farm in its suit against wholesalers Direct Source Imports Inc., Maxam Wholesale of Atlanta Inc. and their owners, but it overturned part of a lower court's ruling that the insurer would not have to cover claims introduced...
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