Judge Limits Shore Chan's Claim To Coverage For Referral Row

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that part of Texas intellectual property law firm Shore Chan Bragalone DePumpo LLP’s effort to seek coverage from Greenwich Insurance Co. for a $600,000 suit another firm brought over a client referral agreement is barred by the policy's joint venture exclusion.

U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle found that the insurer’s duty to defend Shore Chan extended only to April 2010, when Thrasher Associates LLC filed an amended complaint claiming the firms had formed a joint enterprise, which along with...
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