Hartford Seeks To Avoid Indemnity In $20M Fuel Gel Suit

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. sued an Oregon product testing laboratory Wednesday, asking a federal court to find that the insurer has no obligation to indemnify the company in a $20 million suit over a fuel gel explosion that seriously injured a Texas woman.

Hartford claimed its policies with Omni-Test Laboratories Inc., which specializes in testing fireplaces, wood-burning stoves and the like, do not cover injuries resulting from mistakes or defects in Omni's testing.

A representative for Omni declined to comment.

In the underlying suit, filed in...
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