Law360 (November 18, 2020, 10:37 PM EST) -- A California federal judge freed National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford from having to pay internet service provider Hurricane Electric LLC in an underlying copyright film infringement dispute, holding that a cease-and-desist letter against Hurricane was not a covered suit in its policy.
U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer said on Tuesday that Hurricane was not able to show that there were any lawsuits alleging advertising injury from its underlying dispute with motion picture companies. It also failed to get National Fire's consent in its mediation process with the companies, so the proceeding is not covered, the judge said.
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