Ninth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Duty to Defend Case
Shook Partner Matt Sitzer and Associate Amy Cho obtained a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit when the appeals court ruled that insurers Liberty Mutual and Hartford had no duty to defend a rent-to-own franchisee against allegations that it installed spyware on laptop computers it rented to customers.
Shook Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgment on Insurance Company's Duty to Defend
Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys obtained summary judgment on the duty to defend for Ohio Security Insurance Company after a policyholder was sued by a telecommunications company in an underlying lawsuit for, among other things, tortious interference with business relationships, federal trademark infringement, fraud and civil conspiracy.
CNA Not Required to Extend Policies Beyond Limits, Court Rules
An Illinois court ruled that insurer CNA, Shook's client, was not required to increase its coverage limits for asbestos-litigation claims from York International and Flowserve Corp., successors of BorgWarner Inc.
Shook Obtains Summary Judgment for Insurance Companies
A Montana federal court ruled that three Liberty Mutual subsidiaries did not owe coverage to Aspen Way Enterprises, a franchisee of Aaron’s Inc., for two actions arguing that Aspen Way and other franchisees spied on customers through rental computers.
Shook Resolves Insurance Dispute Stemming from Asbestos Personal-Injury Lawsuits
Shook was retained as trial counsel just six weeks before trial in a dispute that was more than 12 years old and involved a dozen defendants.