Mealey's Insurance - Panel: Statements In Termination Letter Did Not Trigger Disparagement Liability

Mealey's Insurance - Panel: Statements In Termination Letter Did Not Trigger Disparagement Liability

PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 16 found that the language in a general business liability insurance policy defeats an insured's argument that statements in its termination letter to a beer distributor formed the basis for potential disparagement liability, affirming a lower court's no coverage ruling (GK Skaggs, Inc., et al. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., No. 12-56501, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 11161).

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