Utica Mutual Won't Bite Into Jimmy John's Alfalfa Sprouts Suit

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 6:35 PM EST) -- Utica Mutual Insurance Co. asked an Illinois federal court on Friday to declare that it is not responsible for costs associated with sandwich chain Jimmy John's Enterprises LLC's fight against a proposed class action alleging the restaurants misrepresented the existence of alfalfa sprouts on menu items.

The New York-based insurance company contends that its insurance agreements with Jimmy John's and a franchise affiliate include exclusions for materials published with the knowledge that they are false, and failure to conform with statements, according to the complaint for...
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