Rose Acre Tells 7th Circ. Policies Cover Antitrust MDL

Law360, Chicago (September 26, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT) -- Rose Acre Farms Inc. told the Seventh Circuit on Monday that Columbia Casualty Co. and National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford owed the egg producer defense coverage in a price-fixing multidistrict litigation under their policies' advertising liability provisions.

At oral arguments, Rose Acre attorney David Gauntlett told a three-judge panel that an Indiana district court erred when it ruled that the underlying complaints against Rose Acre are rooted in the Sherman Act and not covered under the policies.

The MDL's complaints alleged that Rose Acre and...
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