Lionbridge Takes Trade Secrets Coverage Row To 1st Circ.

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By Eli Flesch (November 16, 2021, 4:06 PM EST) — A translation services company asked the First Circuit to reconsider a decision finding that its CNA Corp. insurer didn’t need to fully fund the defense of a $300 million trade secrets suit, saying the underlying claims clearly fell within its policy’s coverage.

Lionbridge Technologies argued Monday that the Valley Forge Insurance Co. reneged on its defense obligations after it already agreed that it had a duty to defend the translation company. The company said that a subsequent ruling from a Massachusetts federal court incorrectly found that the underlying trade secrets suit against Lionbridge didn’t “roughly sketch” a covered claim for slander or…

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