US Specialty Seeks To Nix Coverage In Dental Co. Row

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT) -- U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. sued Liberty Partners LP in New York on Wednesday to avoid covering the private equity firm in a contract dispute with the former head of a dental services provider seeking some $60 million in damages from Liberty Partners.

The insurer claims Liberty Partners has violated multiple provisions of its management and insurance liability policy in litigating with Mary-Ellen Hardin, the former CEO of the dental business SmileCare LLC, in which Liberty Partners owns a controlling share.

Hardin has accused Liberty Partners of...
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