Westfield Ins. Co. v. Robinson Outdoors, Inc., 700 F.3d 1172 (8th (Minn.) Cir. 2012)

The court, for purposes of its analysis, conceded that "the claims in the underlying lawsuits are covered by the insurance policies," id. at 1174-75, where the coverage for "use of another's advertising idea in your ‘advertisement'" was allegedly implicated by class action suits for false advertising

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Four Seasons Greetings, LLC, adv. General Casualty Co. of Illinois, No. C8-021252, 2002 WL 31939106 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Nov. 6, 2002)

Promotion and advertisement of greeting card designs substantially similar to those of Taylor Corp. through automation of catalogues depicting the offending designs to customers triggered a defense under coverage for "advertising injury" arising out of "infringement of copyright."

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Comsat Corporation v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance Co., No. 97-2236, 1998 WL 34088218 (D. Minn. March 6, 1998)

The court found a duty to defend arose for claims asserted in an antitrust lawsuit within St. Paul's 1986 ISO style coverage for "making known to any person or organization written or spoken material that belittles the products, work, or the completed work of others."

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