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Vendor Of Bogus Supplements Is On His Own, Insurer Says

DALLAS (CN) - The Fisher Institute for Medical Research and Reginald McDaniel are on their own, the Deerfield Insurance Co. says in Dallas County Court.The defendants bought a $1 million liability policy from Deerfield in December 2006 and have submitted claims.

Deerfield rejects them, saying the policy excludes from coverage any legal problems the defendants had when they bought the policy. McDaniel is a defendant in Texas v. Mannatech, an investigation that began in 2000, accusing McDaniel and others of scamming consumers on bogus "medical" supplements that they claim can, and have, cured Lou Gehrig's disease, toxic shock syndrome, heart failure, asthma, and so on. McDaniel was "medical director" of Mannatech until mid-2002, and he knows the score, Deerfield says. It seeks rescission, fees, and a declaration that it owes Fisher and McDaniel nothing.

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