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Category Archive for 'Coverage Issues'

A few months ago, the NY Court of Appeals put the insurance industry into a tizzy by holding that if an insurer wrongly refuses to defend its insured in a lawsuit, it will later not be allowed to raise policy exclusions as a defense to providing coverage. More specifically, if the insurer refuses to hire […]

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In many ways, New York and New Jersey can be considered almost like two different parts of a single state, at least insofar as North Jersey is concerned. Just as two examples, many NYC commuters live in New Jersey, and the NYC TV stations feature news stories from the Garden State. But when it comes […]

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Homeowners in the New York and New Jersey area have met with frustration, defeat and disgust in trying to get their Hurricane Sandy insurance claims adjusted by their insurance companies. The New Jersey Star-Ledger recently looked into what these homeowners have experienced, from getting raw deals from insurance adjusters who evaluate their claims with inaccurate […]

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy approximately 3,000 complaints have been made to the New York State Department of Financial Services, the administrative agency that oversees the business of insurance in the state. Addressing members of the State Assembly in Albany, Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, the top insurance regulator in New York, conveyed that this indicates […]

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A New Jersey bill that would require insurance companies to provide consumers with a single-page summary of their homeowner policies has moved out of committee to be put to a vote before the full Assembly, reports the Property Casualty 360 blog. The reason for the bill is the confusion that property owners experienced in the […]

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the conversation has shifted more and more to the legal issues that will arise in the upcoming litigation over denied claims. In other words, homeowners who have suffered damage, and unfortunately had their insurance claims denied, are wondering if they will ultimately be paid for their losses. Unfortunately, there […]

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Bloomberg reports that the House has passed a relief measure to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, raising the borrowing power of the federal flood insurance program by $9.7 billion, and consequently, continuing to pay damage claims to 120,000 policyholders. House Speaker John Boehner came under immense fire for preventing a vote on the bill from […]

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Today the New York Law Journal published “Businesses Damaged by Sandy Face Knotty Insurance Issues,” an article by Christine Simmons which explores business interruption claims, as its title indicates, and also gives an overview of the coverage issues for homeowner claims that have arisen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. A number of New York […]

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In Amer. Bldg. Supply Corp. v. Petrocelli, decided by the New York Court of Appeals on November 19, 2012, the plaintiff claimed against its insurance broker that it requested bodily injury coverage for its employees at its Bronx facility, in the event an injury occurred, that the broker failed to procure. This type of coverage […]

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There were a couple items in this last week’s New York Law Journal that merit being mentioned, and I have boiled them down and summarized them for you, the reader. The first is an article entitled “Residency Requirement[s] Under Homeowners Insurance.” It reviews a number of cases for the redundant proposition that in order to […]

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