Diet Pill Makers Seek False Advertising Coverage

Law360, New York (December 1, 2009, 1:27 PM EST) -- The manufacturers and marketers of the weight loss pill Akavar 20/50 are asking a federal court to force their insurer, Admiral Insurance Co., to pay their defense costs in three underlying cases accusing them of false advertising.

Basic Research LLC, Dynakor Pharmacal LLC and others filed their first amended complaint Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. It is not clear how much money has been spent defending the underlying suits to date.

The insurance dispute was first filed in September, and...
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