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Apr 2012

Michael Roche recently obtained dismissal of a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment in an insurance coverage dispute in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of the firm’s client, a professional liability insurance carrier.  A policyholder consulting firm commenced the suit seeking coverage for claims that the consulting firm violated certain antitrust laws and consumer protection laws relating to services it performed to oppose a retailer’s development project.  The U.S. District Court allowed the Motion to Dismiss agreeing with the defense position that the express terms of the consulting firm’s professional liability policy excluded claims arising out of alleged violations of antitrust laws and their equivalents.  The dismissal was the subject of a news article published on April 5, 2012 by Law360 http://www.law360.com/articles/326110.

In early November 2012, the First Circuit upheld the ruling that the firm’s client had no duty to cover claims against the consulting firm in antitrust litigation over its alleged role in blocking a retailer’s development project.


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