Insurer Off Hook For Pa. City's Fees In Civil Rights Suit

Law360, New York (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. unit doesn't have to cover attorneys' fees for the City of Hazleton, Pa., in a civil rights suit, but dismissed the insurer's bid for a declaration that it need not defend the city, citing an appeal in the underlying case.

Judge A. Richard Caputo of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Thursday granted summary judgment in favor of Nationwide unit Scottsdale Insurance Co. that it need not pay costs, attorneys'...
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