US District Judge John Martin delivered a summary judgmentdeclaring that Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., St. PaulCos. and Royal Indemnity Co. will be held liable for coverage ofonly one event in the attacks of last Sept. 11. It is unclear howthe decision will affect the other 17 insurers that have yet tocome to terms with Silverstein. Two firms, Ace Ltd. and XL CapitalLtd., both of Bermuda, have already settled.

"Although we have not seen Judge Martin's opinion yet, we arepleased with his decision to grant our motion for summary judgment,finding the World Trade Center property losses to be oneoccurrence," a Hartford spokeswoman tells GlobeSt.com. "TheHartford Group has satisfied its insurance obligation for thesingle occurrence and believes it has no further obligation for theWorld Trade Center Loss."

St. Paul's spokesperson minces no words on the subject. "We'revery pleased by the judge's well-reasoned ruling," she tellsGlobeSt.com.

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