Hartford Ducks Bad-Faith Claim In Clearwire Coverage Row

Law360, Chicago (March 4, 2013, 2:05 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Seattle on Friday dismissed Axis Surplus Insurance Co.'s claim accusing Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. of acting in bad faith by refusing to defend Clearwire Corp. in an auto-dialing class action, finding Axis cannot currently bring the claim in Clearwire's place.

U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman granted Hartford's motion to dismiss that claim — one of several it faces in the suit — without prejudice, saying Axis is not owed a duty a good faith by Hartford when standing in its...
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