Hartford Faces $18M Coverage Suit Over Junk Fax Deal

Law360, New York (February 21, 2013, 1:48 PM EST) -- An automatic-door manufacturer is claiming that Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. must cover a $17.7 million settlement it reached with Domino Plastics Co. Inc. in an underlying class action over unsolicited junk faxes, according to a suit removed to Illinois federal court Tuesday.

Addison Automatics Inc. wants a declaratory judgment against the insurer, arguing that Domino's policy with Hartford requires the insurer to indemnify the plastics company because Addison's receipt of the faxes amounts to property damage under Hartford's coverage.

“The junk faxes the plaintiff and other...
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