Taco Bell franchisees prevail in insurance suit

NEW BRUNSWICK N.J. A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled that a company providing foodborne illness insurance to a group of Taco Bell franchisees could not deny coverage because of an unclear exclusion in the policy.

The decision last week stems from a lawsuit filed by the underwriters of insurance company Lloyds of London against about 70 Taco Bell franchisees who operated about 1,300 locations in 2006, when an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 sickened about

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