Successful representation of insurance company in advertising dispute

Thomas Drennan represented an insurance company when its insured faced a claim advanced by two men who claimed the company, a fast food chain, had taken their idea for an advertising mascot. The plaintiffs alleged they had presented the idea to the chain, and the chain used the idea without compensating the plaintiffs. The chain then sought coverage from our client, the insurance company, under the advertising injury portion of the liability insurance policy. Mr. Drennan moved for summary judgment on a number of grounds, and convinced an Illinois state court to grant summary judgment in favor of the client, resulting in no liability under the policy.