Nationwide Needn't Defend Roofer In Junk Fax Case: Judge

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 4:52 PM EST) -- A federal judge said Thursday that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has no duty to defend a Pennsylvania commercial roofing company in class action litigation over the company’s alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited faxes.

After being hit with the class action, plaintiff David Randall Associates Inc. submitted a coverage claim to Nationwide that was denied. The insurer followed that up with a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that it has no coverage duty, and U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner agreed...
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