Judge: False Advertising Claim Regarding Eye Supplements Fails To Trigger Coverage

Mealey's (May 10, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT) -- DETROIT — A Michigan federal judge held May 9 that an underlying false advertising claim against a manufacturer insured does not constitute a personal and advertising injury under business and umbrella liability insurance policies, granting the insurer’s motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract dispute (Vitamin Health, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., No. 15-10071, E.D. Mich., Southern Div.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60858).

(Opinion and order available. Document #13-160519-002Z.)

False Advertising

Vitamin Health Inc. manufactures supplements for eye health.

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