Chartis Triumphs In Coverage Suit Over Junk Fax Action

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 2:49 PM EST) -- Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. on Wednesday escaped a Florida suit claiming it was obligated to defend Interline Brands Inc. against a proposed class action claiming Interline violated consumer protection laws through a "junk fax" advertising campaign.

Judge Henry Lee Adams Jr. determined a liability policy issued to Interline, a distributor of maintenance and repair products, contained an exclusion barring coverage for violations of statutes concerning the transmission of material or information, freeing Chartis from any obligation to defend or indemnify Interline for alleged breaches of the...
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