Insurer Off Hook For 'Blast-Fax' Case: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has dialed up a win for St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. in a duty-to-defend and coverage tangle with Brother International Corp. stemming from an underlying class action filed by recipients of "blast-faxing" advertisements.

New Jersey-based Brother is not entitled to coverage under St. Paul’s policies, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday, affirming a grant of summary judgment in federal court in New Jersey.

In June 2003, Illinois-based countertop installer Stonecrafters Inc. brought a nationwide class...
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