7th Circuit Reverses No Coverage Ruling Of $13.5M False Advertising Lawsuit

7th Circuit Reverses No Coverage Ruling Of $13.5M False Advertising Lawsuit

CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 29 reversed and remanded a lower federal court's ruling that primary and excess insurers have no duty to cover a $13.5 million jury award in a false advertising lawsuit against its insured but affirmed the lower court's finding that the primary insurer has no duty to defend a related underlying class action lawsuit (National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA., et al. v. Mead Johnson & Company LLC, et al., Nos. 12-3478, 13-1526, 7th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22056).

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