Squire Sanders Beats Hartford's Appeal Over $15M Legal Tab

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court held Friday that Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. could not sue Squire Sanders directly to win back some of the $15 million it paid the firm to independently defend J.R. Marketing LLC against claims that its founders stole business from a former employer.

After Hartford shelled out more than $15 million to cover the underlying defense fees and costs, the insurer asked a court for reimbursement, claiming Squire Sanders had submitted improper invoices. The insurer asked for a return of all unreasonable or...
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