Hartford Says It Owes No Tax Fraud Defense To Law Firm

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT) -- Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. on Monday urged a Colorado federal court to reject a law firm’s bid for defense coverage in an underlying suit alleging tax fraud in a complicated real estate and tax-related loan transaction, saying a policy’s fraud exclusion bars coverage.

Hackstaff Law Group LLC sued Hartford in August in federal court, seeking defense coverage for a complaint pending in Colorado state court over the disputed transaction. The plaintiffs in the underlying suit accuse Hackstaff Law of helping its client, who did not directly...
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