The coverage dispute started when a group of models sued three Texas strip clubs for using their images in advertisements without consent. They claimed the ads implied the models endorsed or worked at those clubs. Credit: Aleksandr Rybalko/Shutterstock.com The coverage dispute started when a group of models sued three Texas strip clubs for using their images in advertisements without consent. They claimed the ads implied the models endorsed or worked at those clubs. Credit: Aleksandr Rybalko/Shutterstock.com

Princeton Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance Company has won reversal of a judgment that had found the company owed defense and indemnity to three strip clubs that had been sued for privacy violations. The case is Princeton Excess & Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. A.H.D. Houston, Inc., 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 22504 (5th Cir. 2023). 

A group of models sued three Texas strip clubs for using their images in advertisements without consent. They claimed the ads implied the models endorsed or worked at those clubs. The models sued the clubs in state court for invasion of privacy. The state court found in favor of the models for almost $1.5 million (the underlying suit). The clubs sought coverage for the damages through Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Company.

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