Hartford Needn't Defend Client In IP Row, Calif. Court Says

Law360, San Diego (October 30, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Monday upheld a ruling that Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. had no duty to defend a client in a patent and trademark dispute, rejecting another court division's analysis that an insurer with an advertising injury clause in its policy must defend an insured if claims in a complaint imply that the insured disparaged another company.

The Second District Court of Appeal, Division Three, affirmed a summary judgment ruling that Hartford did not need to defend Ultimate Support Systems Inc. in a suit...
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