Insurer Says Watchdog Not Covered In $85M Defamation Row

Law360, Los Angeles (August 8, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT) -- State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. on Wednesday asked a Virginia federal court for a declaration that it has no duty to defend the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, also known as Watchdog.org, and the website’s Virginia bureau chief in an $85 million defamation suit.

GreenTech Automotive Inc. filed a civil action against FCGPI and bureau chief Kenric Ward in April, alleging liability on the part of FCGPI for defamation and intentional interference with business and prospective business relations in connection with two articles...
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