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Covered Business Method Review Is All or Nothing - Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Co.

In the final written decision of the second covered business method (CBM) patent review, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) cancelled all claims under review, noting that instituting a CBM review based on a...more

Court Declines To Seal Confidential Reinsurance Provisions

A New York federal court declined to seal portions of a reinsurance agreement at the request of intervening reinsurer Battenkill Insurance Co., LLC (“Battenkill”). Battenkill intervened in an interpleader action brought by...more

Florida Court Holds Insurer Not Estopped From Denying Pre-Tender Costs

In its recent decision in Embroidme.Com, Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7715 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 23, 2014), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida had occasion to...more

Second Circuit Holds Insurer Has Duty to Defend but Not Indemnify, Due to Legal Uncertainty about Coverage at Time of Tender

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

Business Litigation Report -- June 2013

In This Issue: - Three Landmark Decisions for Insurers and RMBS Investors - Shedding Light on a Bankruptcy Safe Harbor: Defining the Reach of Section 546(e) - Practice Area Updates: ..Patent...more

2013 Update on Chapter 93A

1. Standard governing liability under 93A - Higher standard applies for business plaintiffs – More decisions confirm that a business plaintiff must make a higher showing of defendant wrongdoing in order to prevail...more

BLG Monthly Update for Feb. 2013

Workers' comp for sex on the job, tattoos in the workplace, neat contracts cases: all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for Feb. 2013...more

Speaking Of . . . Insurance Coverage - Is There Coverage For Alleged “Disparagement” Of Another Company’s Product? One California...

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

Business Litigation Report -- December 2012

In This Issue: Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel Deutschland Named “IP Law Firm of the Year” and “Patent Law Firm of the Year” by JUVE ..Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer Amar Thakur Joins Quinn Emanuel...more

Media Law Bulletin -- November 2012: Insurance Carrier Not Entitled to Reimbursement of Fees in Bratz Doll Dispute

The long-running dispute between Mattel, Inc. and MGA Entertainment, Inc. over the ownership of the wildly successful Bratz doll line may be over, but the ensuing insurance coverage litigation continues. On October 12, 2012,...more

Quinn Emanuel Business Litigation Report - October 2011

In This Isssue: Firm News: Quinn Emanuel Launches Moscow Office High-Profile Litigator Andrew Schapiro Joins Quinn Emanuel Main Article: China Implements New Laws in Foreign-Related Products Liability...more

August 2011 Business Litigation Report

In This Issue: Firm News: Media and Technology Lawyer Carey Ramos Joins the Firm Quinn Emanuel Conducts Mock Trial Program in Beijing Quinn Emanuel Partner Brian Cannon Recognized as Top Biotech...more

Ninth Circuit Finds Duty to Defend Manufacturer of Counterfeit NFL Jerseys

In an important decision for both policyholders and insurers, the Ninth Circuit recently reiterated the breadth of an insurer’s duty to defend its insured under California law even where no potentially covered causes of...more

Is It the End of a Brief Era of Business Method Patents in the Insurance Industry?

In 1998 the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals opened the door to financial business method patents. Since then, there has been a deluge of business method patents in the financial and life insurance industries. As a result,...more

Everything Counsel Should Know About Electronic File Metadata

This paper discusses the electronic discovery uses and implications of electronic file metadata in the context of civil litigation. It is a comprehensive overview of the different types of metadata as well as...more

Energy Brands, Inc. v. Utica Mut. Ins. Co.

Order and Opinion

A strange procedural posture but an important issue avoided by the Appellate Division, Second Department, of the New York Supreme Court. It found the court below's order as to the grounds for denying a motion to vacate a...more

Energy Brands, Inc. v. Utica Mut. Ins. Co.

Reply Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant

A strange procedural posture but an important issue avoided by the Appellate Division, Second Department of the New York Supreme Court. It found the court below's order as to the grounds for denying a motion to vacate a...more

Energy Brands, Inc. v. Utica Mut. Ins. Co.

Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant

A strange procedural posture but an important issue avoided by the Appellate Division, Second Department, of the New York Supreme Court. It found the court below's order as to the grounds for denying a motion to vacate a...more

New York's Declaratory Judgment Insurance Trap

Originally published on the now-defunct Corporateintelligence.com website....more

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