Hartford Policyholder Argues For Broad Ad Injury Coverage

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 7:08 PM EST) -- A company denied coverage by Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. in a patent and trademark dispute urged California’s high court on Tuesday to resolve a state appellate conflict by ruling that an insurance policy’s advertising injury clause can be triggered by implicit claims of disparagement.

Transport cart maker Ultimate Support Systems Inc. says California’s Second District Court of Appeal, Division Three, erred in affirming a summary judgment ruling for Hartford after finding that a rival cart maker's suit did not explicitly allege that Ultimate had disparaged its...
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