Monday, September 13, 2021 ...

New York Insurance Companies Broad Duty to Defend Insured – The National Law Review

Monday, September 13, 2021 Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a coverage opinion reinforcing the broad duty to defend insurance companies owe their policyholders under New York law.1 In this coverage dispute, an additional insured under the applicable policy, Axis Construction Corp. (Axis), sought a declaration that Travelers Insurance Company of America (Travelers) owed a duty to defend and indemnify Axis in an underlying personal injury lawsuit brought against Axis by a subcontractor’s employee. Axis was the general contractor for a New York construction project and hired subcontractor American Wood Installers (AWI) …

 

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