Insurance Spat Over IP Firm Gender Bias Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed with prejudice a suit brought by Markel Insurance Co. seeking a declaratory judgment that it need not defend or indemnify intellectual property law firm Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP in a sex discrimination suit brought by a female former associate.

U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York signed a stipulation of discontinuance Friday between plaintiff Markel and defendants Cohen Pontani and Catriona Collins, the plaintiff in the underlying discrimination...
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