Insurer Hits Welch With New Suit Over Juice Labels

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 4:06 PM EST) -- Fresh from a victory in a similar case, Axis Surplus Insurance Co. has launched a suit claiming it has no duty to defend or indemnify Welch Foods Inc. for two putative class actions alleging the juice maker deceptively marketed a white-grape and pomegranate juice blend.

Axis filed its lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The insurer, which issued three insurance policies to Welch to cover wrongful acts stemming from professional services and media, argued that a number of exclusions barred...
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