Insurer Must Defend Pasta Co. In Tainted Pizza Crusts Suit
Law360 (May 29, 2020, 8:40 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge ruled Friday that Republic Franklin Insurance Co. must cover a pasta company's costs to defend a suit alleging listeria contamination in its gluten-free pizza crusts sunk a business partner's distribution deal with Trader Joe's.
U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb granted summary judgment to Vineland, New Jersey-based Conte's Pasta Co. Inc., ruling that Republic Franklin had a duty to defend the pasta company in the now-settled underlying suit filed by organic food manufacturer Nature's One.
Conte's Pasta had contracted to produce Nature's One's gluten-free pizza crusts at its facility, with the organic food maker providing ingredients...
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