Holyoke Mutual Insurance Company v. Vibram USA, Inc.
SJC-12401Argue Date: Tuesday February 6, 2018
*Summary: Insurance Law-- Whether an insurance company was obligated to defend and indemnify its insured where the insured was sued for using the name of an Olympic gold medalist in advertising its running shoes.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Vibram USA, Inc.
Counsel for Appellant: Steven P. Wright, Esquire Lindsay Sampson Bishop, Esquire James E. Scheuermann, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Lucas J. Tanglen, Pro Hac Vice Attorney
Appellee: Holyoke Mutual Insurance Company
Counsel for Appellee: Michael D. Riseberg, Esquire David Stanhill, Esquire
Court Appealed From: Suffolk Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Mitchell H. Kaplan, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Appellate Review
Amici Curiae: Complex Insurance Claims Litigat
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