Federal Judge: Insurer Has Duty To Defend Defective Mattress Class Action Complaint
Mealey's (January 22, 2016, 2:35 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge held Jan. 20 that a comprehensive general liability insurer has a duty to defend its insured against an underlying consumer class action lawsuit alleging that the insured’s mattresses were defective (Hartford Fire Insurance Co. v. Tempur-Sealy International Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-01661-HSG, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6706).
(Order available. Document #13-160204-005R.)
On Aug. 29, 2014, consumers filed an amended class action complaint against Tempur-Sealy International Inc. and Tempur-Pedic North America LLC, alleging that the defendants...