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March 22, 2017

Long Island Dealership Loses Coverage Battle Over Sandy Damages

After more than five years, a Nissan dealership has come to the end of the road in its quest to have its insurer, Tower National Insurance, […]
March 13, 2017

Court of Appeals Upholds Employer’s Use of Electronic “Click-Wrap” Agreements

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently declined to lift an injunction restricting two former employees of ADP from soliciting ADP’s clients on behalf […]
February 17, 2017

Federal Court Denies Insurer’s Motion for Summary Judgement Because “Commencing” Is Ambiguous

Justice Potter “I-Know-It-When-I-See-It” Stewart once suggested that logic could play a role in the judicial process observing that the oft-overlooked syllogism dictated inescapable outcomes only if […]
December 5, 2016

Travelers Denied Reconsideration Bid in $167M Insurance Coverage Dispute

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey declined to reconsider its previous ruling that denied Travelers Casualty and Surety Co.’s judgement in a […]
November 18, 2016

U.S. District Court Rules Tony Stewart Liable for Costs in Wrongful Death Suit

The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York demonstrates the limits of an insurer’s duty to defend by ruling that Axis Insurance Co.’s […]
October 14, 2016

Long Island Nail Salons Order to Pay $203k for Violating Labor Laws

Six nail salons on Long Island, N.Y. were ordered to pay more than $200,000 in back pay and penalties after an investigation by the U.S. Department […]
August 18, 2016

EEOC Asks Fifth Circuit to Reconsider the Latest Challenge to Its Guidance on Criminal Background Checks

Like most employers that staff positions of leadership and fiscal responsibility, the State of Texas has a policy of not hiring felons. As it turns out, […]
July 27, 2016

New York Federal Court Confirms the Liabilities of a Protected Cell May Be Imposed Against the “Core”

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York confirmed that a protected cell captive insurance company may be held to account for […]
July 25, 2016

Second Circuit Ruling Reverses Insurer’s Duty To Defend

In a ruling favorable to insurers, the Second Circuit reversed a decision that Century Indemnity Co. had a duty to defend its insured, the Narragansett Electric […]
March 8, 2015

Insurance Coverage

2nd Circuit Holds No Prejudice Required To Deny Late Claim Under New York Law When Policy Is Not “Issued And Delivered” In New York The Second Circuit […]
March 4, 2015

Employee Wellness Programs In EEOC’s Sights

“When you have your health, you have everything,” it has been said. If, however, you have a company wellness program designed to enhance and encourage the […]
March 1, 2015

EEOC Showing New Aggressiveness Regarding Transgender Employment Discrimination

Gender identity discrimination in employment is prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and can result in an EEOC lawsuit, as two […]