Affirming New York’s long-standing enforcement of insurance policy suit-limitation provisions, the Second Department upheld the dismissal of a group of Lloyd’s of London insurers from a lawsuit seeking payment for damages due to a fire loss at a Long Island restaurant. On January 13, 2008, a fire occurred at the Bayville Lobster House, a property… Read More

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently denied summary judgment to an insurer seeking to enforce the one year suit limitations provision of the insurance policy because the insurer’s denial letter failed to clearly disclaim coverage for the insured’s wind damage claim. In Liguori v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London… Read More

On July 27, 2015, in Alden Leeds v. QBE Specialty Ins. Co., unpublished, No. A-2034-14T1 (App. 2015), the New Jersey Appellate Division rendered an important decision addressing discovery disputes between insureds and insurers over privileged documents. Alden Leeds involved a coverage dispute with QBE Specialty and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London over whether a fire… Read More

In Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London Subscribing to Policy No. SMP3791 v. Creagh, 563 Fed. Appx. 2009 (3d Cir. 2014), a case of first impression, John M. Clark and Georgia S. Foerstner, convinced the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that coverage for property damage caused by a decomposed body was excluded… Read More

In Rihanna Corp. v. Certain Underwriters At Lloyd’s of London, App. Div. (per curiam) (14 pp.), the New Jersey Court of Appeals found in favor of Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London and against plaintiffs enforcing the applicable policy’s one year suit limitations provision and concluding that plaintiffs filed their complaint outside of the required… Read More