Cracker Barrel Can't Get Coverage For Bias Suit, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled Monday that Cincinnati Insurance Co. had no duty to cover Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. in a class action filed against it by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the claim fell outside the policy period.

The appeals court affirmed a district court’s finding in favor of Cincinnati, which the restaurant sought coverage from in 2007 after reaching a $2 million settlement with the EEOC over alleged racial and sexual discrimination against employees. The chain said it spent more than...
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