Insurer Says It Shouldn't Pay In Sandra Bullock Ad Suit

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Markel International Insurance Co. Ltd. asked a Florida federal court Monday to release it from any liability stemming from a lawsuit filed in California by actress Sandra Bullock, who claims jewelers illicitly used her image in advertising a line of watches.

MIIC said it and SPD Group Inc. — a jeweler accused in the Bullock suit of allegedly misappropriating the actress' name and image to advertise watches made by ToyWatch USA — are engaged in an “actual, present controversy” over MIIC's obligations under an insurance plan...
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