ProLink Holdings Corp. v. Federal Ins. Co.

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 11-3566
Decision Date: 
August 3, 2012
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-insurance company's motion for summary judgment in action by plaintiff-insured seeking declaration that commercial general liability policy issued by defendant required defendant to represent plaintiff in underlying lawsuit alleging claims of patent infringement, slander of title as to ownership of said patents and unfair competition. Instant policy contained exclusion that prohibited coverage for disparagement of property, and underlying lawsuit alleged only disparagement of property claim, as opposed to implicit claim of defamation of character that would have been covered under policy.