Class Claims Deferred In Hartford Subrogation Suit

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 12:36 PM EDT) -- A Florida man accusing Hartford Underwriters Insurance Co. of illegally enforcing subrogation rights on policyholders' medical payment benefits has decided not to pursue class allegations until the court has contemplated the merits of his individual claim.

On Thursday, named plaintiff Luther McNall asked the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to adopt a more economical two-phase discovery allowing the parties to negotiate the plaintiff’s individual claim prior to addressing the class issues over Hartford’s automobile insurance policies.

The putative class action, launched in...
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