Insurer Wants Out Of DuPont Auto Coating Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 2:16 PM EST) -- Westfield Insurance Co. on Monday sought to avoid covering Colorado paint distributor Metro Paint Supplies Inc. against a suit claiming it benefited from a scheme by DuPont Co. to swing business away from another automotive paint wholesaler in violation of antitrust laws.

Westfield said it shouldn't have to cover Metro against JTS Choice Enterprises Inc.'s claims that Metro schemed with DuPont to buy one of its Denver-area paint dealers ten solicited JTS customers in breach of an agreement DuPont had with its wholesalers, because the triggering...
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