Insurers Sue To Duck Coverage For Costco In False Ad Suit

Law360, Chicago (July 8, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT) -- National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford and Transportation Insurance Co. sued Costco Wholesale Corp. and a bottling company in Washington federal court Wednesday, arguing that they owe no coverage for a putative class action accusing the defendants of falsely marketing VitaRain beverages.

Seeking declarations that they have no duty to defend or indemnify Costco and Niagara Bottling LLC for the underlying litigation, the insurers argued that the companies do not qualify as additional insureds on the policies issued to Talking Rain Beverage Co. and that the...
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