Mealey's Insurance - Judge: Insurers Duty-Bound To Defend Against Bluetooth Headsets Class Action Suits

Mealey's Insurance - Judge: Insurers Duty-Bound To Defend Against Bluetooth Headsets Class Action Suits

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Insurers have a duty to defend against underlying class action lawsuit alleging that prolonged use of Bluetooth headsets can causes noise-induced hearing loss, a California federal magistrate judge ruled May 30, granting partial summary judgment in favor of the manufacturer and distributor of the headsets (Plantronics Inc. v. American Home Assurance Co. et al., No. 07-6038, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75557).

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