Hartford Fire Must Defend Injury Suit: Court

Law360, New York (May 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York appeals court has upheld a ruling that found Hartford Fire Insurance Co. was under an obligation to defend and indemnify construction management firm JT Magen & Co. Inc. and other parties targeted in an underlying personal injury suit.

The New York Supreme Court’s appellate division on Thursday affirmed a trial court’s judgment denying Hartford’s bid for summary judgment and finding Hartford’s policy was primary to any other policy covering JT.

The dispute stemmed from injuries allegedly sustained by Richard Seifert in 2004 when...
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