H&R Block Says Insurer Must Pay Up For False Ad Settlement

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT) -- H&R Block Inc.'s suit alleging its excess insurer must cover the settlement of a false advertising suit brought by competitor Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. was removed Tuesday to Missouri federal court, which will decide whether H&R Block withheld essential information from the insurer.

The suit, originally filed March 2 in Missouri state court, counters claims by National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., that the insurer has no duty to indemnify the tax preparer for the settlement in the underlying suit because H&R Block...
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