Category «627.4137 Insurance Disclosures»

Late Notice Dooms Policyholder (Or, Do Not Be Like Archie Bunker)

Back when New York was the last of the no-prejudice notice jurisdictions, we policyholder lawyers had a saying that giving notice in New York was like voting in Chicago: do it early and often. ¬†Fortunately for policyholders in New York, the legislature amended Section 3420 in 2009 to add a requirement that insurers prove they …

Beware Oceanside 932: Failure to Produce Insurance Policies Puts Defendant in Default

This is for the insurance defense lawyers out there, and the plaintiffs’ lawyers who love to make their lives miserable. One of my loyal readers in Jacksonville (my friend and former partner at Gunster, construction law guru Ed Whelan) sent me a copy of this January 5, 2012 order in a construction defect case in …