8th Circ. Puts Insurers On Hook For $2M Junk Fax Settlement

Law360, Chicago (September 17, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT) -- An Eighth Circuit panel majority ruled Monday that under Minnesota law, Owners Insurance Co. and Auto-Owners Insurance Co. must cover European Auto Works Inc.'s $2 million settlement in a junk fax class action.

In a published 2-1 opinion, the majority shot down the insurers' argument that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims European Auto — an auto repair company doing business as Autopia — faced in the underlying state court suit brought by Percic Enterprises Inc. do not fall within the advertising injury provision of the...
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