Cranberry Co. Demands Defense In Ocean Spray Slander Row

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Decas Cranberry Products Inc. asked a Massachusetts federal court Wednesday to declare that Union Standard Insurance Co. owes it $215,000 for defense coverage in an underlying suit by Ocean Spray Cranberry Inc. claiming Decas made false and slanderous claims about the rival.

Union Standard has refused to pay the costs of defending the underlying suit even though Decas's 2009 and 2010 policies with the insurer provided coverage for “personal and advertising injury” that includes coverage for suits arising from allegations just like the ones Ocean Spray...
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