Insurers Need Not Cover Avent's BPA Claims: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 15, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a decision that will force Avent America Inc. to go it without insurance coverage in litigation accusing the company of knowingly putting toxic bisphenol A into baby bottles, sippy cups and other children's products.

Medmarc Casualty Insurance Co. Inc., State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. and Pennsylvania General Insurance Co. have no duty to defend Avent in the BPA-related multidistrict litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday.

Avent is accused of marketing children's products that...
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