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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Polsinelli Podcast - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
Hartford v. Swift imposes “specificity” requirements that may provide comfort to companies facing disparagement claims while requiring careful navigation to trigger CGL policies.
The California Supreme Court recently...more
In Liberty Corporate Capital Ltd. v. Security Safe Outlet, 2014 WL 3973726 (6th Cir. August 15, 2014), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that where a stolen customer database is used as the basis of an advertising...more
This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by “errors and omissions” (E&O) insurance. The series aims to demonstrate that...more
In Street Surfing, LLC v. Great American E&S Ins. Co., 752 F.3d 853 (9th Cir. 2014), the court held that the prior publication exclusion precluded coverage to Street Surfing, LLC (“Street Surfing”) for an underlying lawsuit...more
A New York appellate court recently found that a corporation is not the kind of "person" that can suffer a violation of privacy rights for purposes of advertising injury coverage. In Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. v. Twin City...more
At the crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and Madison Avenue, a variety of legal and business issues must be considered and addressed in order to set the stage for a successful brand integration deal. In the historical...more
Second Circuit: Insurer Must Defend Where Factual Allegations Create a Possibility of Coverage -
Why it matters:
In a recent pro-policyholder decision, the Second Circuit, applying New York law, reminded...more
On June 12, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely watched case of Hartford Casualty Insurance v. Swift Distribution, Inc., S207172. I reported on the Court of Appeals decision last year on...more
In its recent decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc., 2014 Cal. LEXIS 3765 (Cal. June 12, 2014), the California Supreme Court had occasion to consider the type of statements that qualify...more
On May 23, 2014, the Ninth Circuit upheld a California district court decision that broadly interpreted the breach of contract exclusion in a commercial general liability policy to preclude coverage for all personal and...more
As policyholders look back at the insurance coverage landscape of 2013, a major take away point is that the courts continue to debunk the myth that there is no coverage for intellectual property claims under the advertising...more
Modern businesses today consider their intellectual property as one of their most valuable assets. This is certainly the case for the fashion industry, where brands rely heavily upon trademark laws in the absence of a more...more
The Second Circuit recently held that an insurer owed a duty to defend under the “advertising injury” section of a commercial general liability (CGL) policy because sufficient legal uncertainty about the policy’s definition...more
The California Supreme Court has granted review of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc., 210 Cal. App. 4th 915 (2d Dist. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2012), review granted 152...more
Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more
In its recent decision in St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, P.A. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., 2013 WL 461347 (11th Cir. Feb. 7, 2013) (unpublished), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found...more
General liability insurance is frequently overlooked in business litigation. These policies, however, include coverage for “disparagement” and “malicious prosecution.” Both terms are construed broadly and may provide coverage...more
We previously discussed the troubling issues of: a) whether your company’s insurance policy(ies) actually provides coverage for claims of IP infringement, and b) which of your policies is the one(s) you should be looking to...more
In Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. Swift Distribution, Inc., __ Cal.Rptr.3rd __, 2012 WL 5306248 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2012), the California Court of Appeal held that the “advertising injury” coverage in a CGL policy does not...more
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- Brinker: Meal and Rest Periods Clarified, But...
- Dodd-Frank and Bankruptcy Law
- New Faces: Points from the President
- Celebrity Brands: To Wed or Not to Wed?
- How Safe is your...more
Here’s a recent case we thought our readers would be interested in that was posted in our May 2012 Media Law Bulletin. When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island...more
When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island Park Apartments in 1996, it probably wasn't thinking of insurance coverage law. But, it appears likely that Looney's...more
Given the risks and costs of intellectual property (IP) infringement claims (even when your company isn’t found liable), most companies ideally want coverage of perceived infringement of the products they sell or the services...more
In its recent decision titled Feldman Law Group v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 7787 (2d Cir. Apr. 18, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, applying Pennsylvania law, had occasion...more
On October 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, applying Colorado law, reversed a district court decision and held that a patent infringement claim may constitute an "advertising injury," thereby triggering,...more
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