Hartford Demands Superfund Indemnity From Chemical Co.

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 2:33 PM EST) -- Hartford Fire Insurance Co. on Friday hit Lanxess Sybron Chemicals Inc. with a breach of contract suit alleging it has failed to defend and indemnify Hartford in environmental litigation stemming from the cleanup of a New Jersey Superfund site.

According to Hartford’s complaint, Lanxess is in violation of a confidential 1999 agreement in which the chemical company agreed to defend and indemnify Hartford against any environmental claim asserted against Hartford under certain insurance policies.

Hartford did not include any specifics about the agreement in its filing....
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