Hartford Pays To Settle Garlic Import Case

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 5:41 PM EST) -- The Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has agreed to pay $62,500 to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. government over its insurance coverage of a sketchy shipment of fresh garlic into Los Angeles in 2002.

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday filed a bare-bones stipulation of dismissal of its claim against Hartford in the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Each side agreed to bear its own costs and attorneys' fees in the case, which began over a shipment of garlic valued at nearly $121,000. A spokesman...
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