Hartford Dodges Coverage For Adobe Piracy Suit

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday ruled Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. has no duty to cover software company Purplus Inc. in a lawsuit filed by Adobe Systems Inc. alleging Purplus infringed its copyrights and trademarks by copying and distributing its products without permission.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White said that while under California law, “the carrier must defend a suit which potentially seeks damages within the coverage of the policy,” Adobe’s complaint contained claims for copyright and trademark infringement of Adobe products and trademarks, and...
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