Standard & Poor's has revised its outlook on theproperty-casualty operations of Hartford Financial Services GroupInc. to stable from negative.

The agency said the move came as a result of the decreasinglikelihood that current regulatory investigations as a whole couldmaterially affect Hartford property-casualty's reputation andcompetitive advantage.

Hartford is one of the carriers mentioned in civil suits boughtby private parties and the New York Attorney general last year thatalleged they were part of brokerage bid-rigging schemes that sawinsurers making contingency fee payments to get business.

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