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Insurance Law Brown Bag Lunch: The Implications of Holyoke Mutual v. Vibram USA

  • 05 Mar 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Rubin and Rudman, 53 State St., Boston



Insurance & Bad Faith Law Committee


Brown Bag Lunch

The Implications of Holyoke Mutual v. Vibram USA

Presentation:   Michael Riseberg of Rubin & Rudman and

 Robert Ciociola of Litchfield Cavo


Date:  Monday March 5, 2018         

Time:  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Place:  Rubin & Rudman, Federal Reserve Building, Boston


     On February 6, the Supreme Judicial Court heard oral argument in a case that will for the first time decide two important insurance coverage issues:  (1) what is the scope of CGL “personal and advertising injury” coverage for the “use of another’s advertising idea,” invasion of privacy or slogan for an intellectual property dispute and (2) do insurers have an equitable right to be reimbursed for defense costs that they voluntarily agreed to pay while litigating a DJ if a court ultimately rules that they never had a contractual duty to do so.   Michael Riseberg and Robert Ciociola, who argued the insurers’ position in the SJC, will discuss the history of the case, the oral argument on February 6 and its potential implications for the future of Massachusetts insurance coverage practice.

Please e-mail maylward@morrisonmahoney.com  if you plan to attend.

This event may be eligible for CLE Credits that help satisfy the mandatory CLE requirements of certain states. Please contact your state bar association or CLE authority for specific requirements. In the past, CLE credit approval has been given for certain MassDLA educational programs by NH, RI, CT and other states.

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