Insurers Beat Car Dealer Demands For Consumer Suit Coverage

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance Co. and Utica Mutual Insurance Co. are not obligated to cover a South Carolina auto dealership embroiled in a consumer fraud suit, a federal judge held Monday, backing the New York-based insurers in their battle with Caldwell Chevrolet Inc.  

U.S. District Judge Margaret B. Seymour ruled that the plaintiffs' policies did not require them to defend Caldwell in a consumer class action suit accusing them and more than 200 other South Carolina dealerships of charging illegal administrative fees, because the class...
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