Hartford Sues Insurers Over Asbestos Suits Coverage

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. sued several other insurers in a New York state court on Thursday, seeking a determination on defense and indemnity obligations in underlying actions against Insulation Distributors Inc. over alleged injuries from exposure to products containing asbestos.

Hartford said in its complaint that, at various times since 1994, it and defendants North River Insurance Co. and Continental Casualty Co. have participated in the defense of IDI, or funded settlements and judgments when necessary, in the underlying litigation in New York and other...
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