State Farm Wants Out Of Legal Directory Defense

Law360, New York (February 11, 2010, 3:14 PM EST) -- State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has slapped The General Bar Inc. with a declaratory judgment action seeking to avoid responsibility for defending the legal directory against the claims of a financial services firm that was bilked out of more than $1.2 million by a law firm General Bar recommended.

The insurer filed suit against General Bar in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on Wednesday, saying it issued a business insurance policy to the directory, under which General Bar has tendered...
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