SC jury awards $14.5M in printing company fire

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina federal jury has awarded more than $14 million to a South Carolina printing company over a claim its insurance company refused to pay after a 2008 fire.

Multiple media outlets report that a Greenville County jury Thursday found that The Hartford insurance company was wrong to deny the printing company's claim.

Genesis had claimed the insurance company broke its contract by refusing to pay out on a multimillion-dollar claim when Genesis' Greenville facility was damaged by arson. Attorneys for The Hartford said the company's co-owners conspired to burn their own business.

Genesis attorney Dick Harpootlian says the $14.5 million award will help his client rebuild. Attorneys for The Hartford say they plan to appeal.

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