Insurer Beats Supervalu's Bid For Antitrust Defense Costs

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday dismissed Supervalu Inc.'s suit against National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., saying the insurer was not liable for defense costs in a proposed class action alleging the grocery chain conspired to inflate prices.

U.S. District Judge Deborah A. Batts granted National Union's motion to dismiss, saying the class action's claims that Supervalu had issued false press releases concealing its anti-competitive business practices did not constitute claims of an “advertising injury,” which would be covered under the National...
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