International Cases

BELGIUM


Flexsys America L.P., subsequently Solutia, Inc. 
Obtained $1 million policy limits upon filing of complaint for declaratory relief establishing potential coverage for factually nested claims of disparagement and antitrust litigation alleging abuse of a patent litigation process and improper influence of customers not to deal with a… more > 

 

FRANCE


Mastey de Paris, Inc. 
Henri Mastey and Jean Yves Mastey
Mastey de Paris was a plaintiff in a coverage action in L.A. Superior Court against Commercial Underwriters Insurance Co. arising out of a suit brought against it by Key Brands International, Ltd. dba Key Distributors, Inc. in L.A. Superior… more > 

 

GERMANY


Deutsche Wurlitzer 
January 01, 2000
Deutsche Wurlitzer GmbH dba The Wurlitzer Jukebox Company filed a suit for insurance coverage benefits against Milwaukee Mutual Insurance Co. in U.S.D.C., N.D. Ill., Case No. 04-C-3312. The underlying action wasBaldwin Piano, Inc. v. Deutsche Wurlitzer GmbH The… more > 

Simba Toys U.S.A., Inc. 
January 01, 2000
Simba Toys filed a coverage action against Travelers Indemnity Co. and Travelers Indemnity Co. of America in U.S.D.C., C.D. Cal., underlying Case No. CV03-9388 MNM (CWx). Following litigation, Travelers recognized its duty to defend and settle. There were allegations of trade dress… more > 

Behringer Saws, Inc. 
The suit was against Travelers Indemnity Co. of Illinois, Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. dka Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America fka Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. of America, and Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of Illinois fka… more > 

 

UNITED KINGDOM


Hi-tek Designs 
January 01, 2000
Hi-tek pursued a claim against Farmers Insurance Group and Truck Insurance Exchange in L.A. Superior Court for recovery of attorneys' fees paid in defense of counterclaims filed against Bobtron International and Rush Hour Clothing aka Boy London in Hi-tek Designs London… more > 

Consultant: Insurance Coverage in Case Pending in England on behalf of: Michael Bolton 

A matter pursued in London courts seeking coverage under English policies issued to Mr. Bolton was resolved with expert witness testimony assistance from Mr. Gauntlett, as well as consultation on the scope and nature of California law as it might apply to coverage for copyright… more > 

 

JAPAN


Nichia 
U.S.D.C., N.D. Cal., Case No. 01-CV-20286 JW. In a coverage action filed against Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., which was subsequently transferred to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where Nichia America Corporation maintained its principal place of business,… more > 

Konica Corporation 
Konica Corporation received analysis of the possibility of procuring patent defense coverage for its U.S. operations. … more > 

Konami (America), Inc. 
Konami (America), Inc. v. Hartford Insurance Co., Illinois Court of Appeal, Second Judicial District, Case No. 001219; trial court action DuPage County, Ill., 18th Judicial District, Case No. 94L00982. In the underlying action, North American Phillips Corporation v. American Vending… more > 

Akira International Inc. 
Akira Sales Co., a subsidiary of a Tokyo-based corporation, was negotiating a settlement in an underlying action brought against it by Mag Instrument Co. as Case No. EDCV03883VAP (SGLx). The involvement of its insurance carrier was implicated.
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Sony Corporation 
Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, consulted on possible defense duties due under its umbrella policy coverage for unfair competition against price-fixing allegations related to Static Random Access Memory ("SRAM") antitrust litigation. more > 

 

MEXICO


Fonovisa, Inc. 
Fonovisa pursued various claims for trademark and copyright infringement and unfair competition against various artists affiliated with Banda Maguey in an action pending in U.S.D.C., C.D. Cal., as well as various claims for copyright infringement against individuals engaged in acts… more > 

 

CHINA


Grand Opus, Inc 
January 01, 2000
Mainland China-based corporate entity who, as a defendant in a trademark infringement action, sought insurance coverage from Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. as a successor-in-interest to Golden Eagle Insurance Co. in a pending litigation matter against the California Insurance… more > 

 

SWITZERLAND


Witness Arbitration Expert in Matter Pending in Switzerland: Nestle 
January 01, 2000

An arbitration pending in Zurich under Swiss law, Great Spring Waters of America v. Gherling, the court analyzed whether the term "spring water" was in fact false advertising as used by Nestle subsidiary's Great Spring Waters of America's further subsidiary,… more >