Axiom Claims Disparaging Email Breached Settlement

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Axiom Insurance Managers Agency LLC stepped up its legal battle against a competing insurance company in the bar and restaurant industry with a lawsuit Tuesday in Illinois accusing the company of violating a settlement agreement through a disparaging email.

The president of Indemnity Insurance Corporation of DC, Risk Retention Group, allegedly sent an email to Liberty Mutual Group — a third insurer — claiming Axiom wasn't practicing responsible underwriting, Axiom said in its complaint, contending the communication violated a 2010 settlement barring the competitors from defaming...
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