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Hartford Urges Calif. Justices To Let It Sue Squire Patton

Law360, Los Angeles (May 28, 2015, 5:44 PM EDT) -- Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. told the California Supreme Court Thursday that it should be able to sue Squire Patton Boggs LLP directly to recover some of the $15 million it paid the firm to independently defend a policyholder, asserting that legal precedent and common law permit such an action.

Hartford is challenging a California appellate court's ruling that it lacked a quasi-contractual right based on common law to sue Squire Patton Boggs directly for the reimbursement of any allegedly improper fees the firm charged in defending Hartford's policyholder, J.R. Marketing LLC, against claims that J.R. Marketing's founders stole business from a...

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