8th Circ. Overturns AIG's Win In TM Feud With Insurer

By Tiffany Hu (May 13, 2022, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Friday overturned American International Group's victory in a copyright dispute brought by an insurance company using the same name, finding that a lower court abused its discretion in failing to "conduct a meaningful analysis" in finding the suit was filed too late.

In a 10-page opinion, a three-judge panel found that a Missouri federal judge erred in ruling that AIG Agency Inc.'s claims against American International Group Inc. were barred by the doctrine of laches, which protects parties from inexcusably delayed litigation. Agency argued that its claims became actionable in 2012, when International changed its marketing strategy...

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