Westfield Unit Sues For $2.5M Class Action Defense

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 1:27 PM EDT) -- A Westfield Insurance Co. subsidiary has launched a suit against St. Paul Mercury Insurance Co. seeking coverage for almost $2.5 million, which it spent to defend a class action that accused hundreds of insurance companies of using software programs to underestimate bodily injury claims.

Ohio Farmers Insurance Co. filed a complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, claiming St. Paul had breached the parties' contract and acted in bad faith by refusing to reimburse the litigation costs.

The class action...
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