Axis Fights Coverage Claim For Welch Marketing Spat

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 3:04 PM EST) -- Firing back in a suit filed by Welch Foods Inc., Axis Surplus Insurance Co. has argued it is not obligated to cover defense costs and possible awards in two pending actions accusing the juice giant of false advertising.

Axis filed its 48-page answer, affirmative defenses and counterclaims on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

According to Axis, it has no duty to defend the actions in part because Welch neglected to inform or seek the consent of Axis before incurring legal...
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