Insurer Says It Needn't Cover Farm Co. In Wasp Breeder's Suit

By Ryan Boysen (May 23, 2017, 1:52 PM EDT) -- Colony Insurance Co. asked a California federal court on Monday to let it off the hook in defending a farming company from a $455,000 negligence suit for allegedly supplying pesticide-laden banana squash to a predatory wasp breeder that decimated its wasp population.

Colony says Vantaggio Farming Corp.'s alleged application of pesticides to the banana squash doesn't constitute an "occurrence" under its commercial general liability policy. Colony is defending Vantaggio in a suit brought by Afourer Inc. for the time being but is asking for the court's blessing to wash its hands of the case.

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