Hartford Says It Needn't Kick In For Clearwire Autodial Case

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. urged a federal judge on Tuesday to reject Axis Surplus Insurance Co.’s demand that it pitch in $3 million toward Clearwire Corp.’s settlement of an autodialing class action, saying it only insured Clearwire founder Craig McCaw.

Axis is suing Hartford in Washington state federal court for equitable contribution to its costs in the Clearwire litigation, which allegedly totalled more than $5 million — $1.1 million to defend the suit and a $4 million indemnity payment once it was settled.

The underlying suit...
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