Welch Can't Squeeze Insurer Over Ad Suits: 1st Circ.

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Monday affirmed that an insurer for Welch Foods Inc. does not need to indemnify the company for two deceptive marketing suits over its juice labels, finding the plain language of Welch's policy bars coverage for the litigation under an antitrust exclusion.

National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh PA placed the exclusions in question under the heading of antitrust exclusions, but the plain language of the provisions clearly uses the terms “unfair competition” and “deceptive trade practices” as examples of claims that...
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