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Policy Doesn't Cover Octopus Mislabeling Suit, Insurer Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 9, 2017, 8:51 PM EST) -- National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford on Monday asked a Florida federal judge to rule that it doesn't have to cover a seafood importer's costs to defend a putative class action alleging it falsely advertised jumbo squid as octopus, arguing the underlying action doesn't claim any potentially covered damages.

In a motion for judgment on the pleadings, Hartford asserted that it has no duty to defend or indemnify Tampa, Florida-based Vigo Importing Co. because the underlying plaintiffs haven't claimed damages due to bodily injury, property damage,...
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