NJ Judge Says Hertz Fax Spam Coverage Suit Belongs In Wis.

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT) -- Whether a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. affiliate must defend or indemnify a Hertz Corp. affiliate in a proposed class action alleging it sent thousands of unrequested faxes is an issue for a Wisconsin state court to decide, a New Jersey federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Faith S. Hochberg dismissed the lawsuit before her filed by Nationwide affiliate National Casualty Co., saying that the issues should be heard in a Wisconsin coverage suit filed weeks before the New Jersey federal suit.

"It is clear that...
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