Hartford Drops Coverage Fight Over $20M Fuel Gel Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. on Monday voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit it brought in federal court to avoid indemnifying an Oregon product testing laboratory in a $20 million suit over a fuel gel explosion that seriously injured a woman.

Hartford claimed in a November complaint that its policies with Omni-Test Laboratories, which specializes in testing fireplaces, wood-burning stoves and the like, did not cover injuries resulting from mistakes or defects in Omni's testing.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Paul Papak granted Hartford and Omni's motion to dismiss...
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