A New York and New Jersey Lawyer Who Represents Policyholders and Beneficiaries in Life Insurance Denial Cases

Category Archive for 'Rescission of Coverage'

Readers of this blog, and those who are familiar with life insurance, know what the contestability period is: a two-year time period after the issuance of a life insurance policy when the insurer can cancel or rescind the policy if the insured made what’s called a “material misrepresentation” in the application, such as in response […]

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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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An interesting case, Halberstam v. The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, came down the pike from the Brooklyn state supreme court holding that even though an imposter submitted to a life insurance examination, the policy was nonetheless valid. A $5 million policy was purchased by the Leo G. Family […]

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I apologize for being a little late out of the starting gate on this one, but here goes … In January 2012, the First Department, Appellate Division, did something rather significant in the field of New York insurance law by overruling a decision from eight years earlier in 2004, DiGuglielmo v. Travelers Prop. Cas. (6 […]

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There was an op-ed in the New York Times the other day celebrating that health insurance companies are beginning to put an end to their practice of rescinding coverage¬†after a policyholder gets sick. This practice will no longer be allowed under the¬†new federal health care legislation, but the effective date is months away. Recently, the […]

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