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We have been involved in countless insurance coverage cases in the federal and state courts in New York, including the cases cited below.

  • Ace Fire Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Orange-Ulster BOCES, 1 A.D.3d 543, 768 N.Y.S.2d 486 (2d Dep't 2003), vacated on other grounds, 8 A.D.3d 593, 779 N.Y.S.2d 545 (2d Dep't 2004);
  • ACHS Management, 8930 Sutphin Blvd., LLC v. Chartis Property Casualty Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2014);
  • Adams v. Chicago Ins. Co., 192 F. Supp. 2d 84 (W.D.N.Y.), aff'd in part and vacated and remanded for further proceedings by summary order, 49 Fed. Appx. 346, 2002 WL 31398801 (2d Cir. 2002);
  • Adams v. Grinnals, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Onondaga Co. 2011);
  • American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co. v. Hoffman, 61 A.D.3d 410, 876 N.Y.S.2d 382 (1st Dep't 2009);
  • American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co. v. Lerner, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2007), aff'd, 58 A.D.3d 523, 870 N.Y.S.2d 785 (1st Dep't 2009);
  • American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co. v. Moskowitz, 58 A.D.3d 426, 870 N.Y.S.2d 307 (1st Dep't 2009);
  • American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co. v. Norych & Tallis, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2009);
  • American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co. v. Rosefielde, slip opinion (S.D.N.Y. 2008);
  • American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co. v. Sanders, Sanders, Block, Woycik, Viener & Grossman, P.C., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Nassau Co. 2007);
  • American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co. v. Chicago Ins. Co., 105 A.D.3d 655, 963 N.Y.S.2d 642 (1st Dep't 2013);
  • American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co. v. Cohen, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2013);
  • American Home Assurance Co. v. Highrise Construction Corp., 111 A.D.3d 446, 976 N.Y.S.2d 16 (1st Dep't 2013);
  • Avon Group, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 235 A.D.2d 347, 653 N.Y.S.2d 115 (1st Dep't 1997);
  • B&R Consolidated, L.L.C. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 120 A.D.3d 1366, 993 N.Y.S.2d 121 (2d Dep't 2014);
  • Belesi & Conroy, P.C. v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Nassau Co. 2008);
  • Biamonte v. Friedman Rabin & Baskin, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., West. Co. 2001);
  • Biancone & Wilinsky, LLP v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2006);
  • Bluestein & Sander v. Chicago Ins. Co., 276 F.3d 119 (2d Cir. 2002);
  • Bluestein & Sander v. Chicago Ins. Co., transcript opinion (S.D.N.Y. 2000);
  • Burkhart, Wexler & Hirschberg, LLP v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, 2008 WL 866644 (Sup. Ct., Nassau Co. 2008), aff'd, 60 A.D.3d 884, 875 N.Y.S.2d 590 (2d Dep't 2009);
  • Cade & Saunders v. Chicago Ins. Co., 307 F. Supp. 2d 442 (N.D.N.Y. 2004) ;
  • Cade & Saunders v. Chicago Ins. Co., 332 F. Supp. 2d 490 (N.D.N.Y. 2004);
  • Cass v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 2006 WL 3359664 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2006);
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's v. Milberg, LLP, 2009 WL 3241489 (S.D.N.Y. 2009);
  • Checkrite Ltd., Inc. v. Illinois National Ins. Co., 95 F. Supp. 2d 180 (S.D.N.Y. 2000);
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Borsody, 165 F. Supp. 2d 592 (S.D.N.Y. 2001);
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Fasciana, 2006 WL 3714310 (S.D.N.Y. 2006);
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Holzer, 2007 WL 777907 (S.D.N.Y. 2000);
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Kreitzer & Vogelman, 2000 WL 16949 (S.D.N.Y. 2000);
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Kreitzer & Vogelman, 210 F. Supp. 2d 407 (S.D.N.Y. 2002);
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Kreitzer & Vogelman, 265 F. Supp. 2d 335 (S.D.N.Y. 2003); 
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Norych & Tallis, transcript opinion (S.D.N.Y. 2000);
  • Chiera v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., 2008 WL 4140581 (Sup. Ct., West. Co. 2008);
  • City of New York v. Granite State Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2014);
  • City of New York v. Miracle Makers, Inc., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Kings Co. 2010);
  • Corrigan & Baker v. Liberty International, Inc., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., West. Co. 2011);
  • Cowan v. Ernest Codelia, P.C., 1999 WL 1029729 (S.D.N.Y. 1999);
  • Cowan v. Ernest Codelia, P.C., 2000 WL 1593383 (S.D.N.Y. 2000);
  • Cowan v. Ernest Codelia, P.C., 2001 WL 30501 (S.D.N.Y. 2001), aff'd by summary order, 50 Fed. Appx. 36, 2002 WL 31478922 (2d Cir. 2002);
  • Curtis v. Zurich North America, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2010);
  • Daimler Chrysler Ins. Co. v. Zurich Ins. Co., 72 A.D.3d 730, 899 N.Y.S.2d 310 (2d Dep't 2010);
  • Dapolito v. New York State Ins. Reciprocal, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., West. Co. 2003);
  • Fein v. Chicago Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21688239 (S.D.N.Y. 2003);
  • Friedlander Organization, LLC v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Nassau Co.), aff'd, 131 A.D.3d 1005, 16 N.Y.S.3d 467 (2d Dep't 2015);
  • Fuchsberg & Fuchsberg v. Chicago Ins. Co., 2001 WL 484013 (S.D.N.Y. 2001), aff'd sub nom Fuchsberg & Fuchsberg v. Galizia, 300 F.3d 105 (2d Cir. 2002);
  • Gallo & Iacovangello, LLP v. Chicago Ins. Co., slip opinion (W.D.N.Y. 2001);
  • Gambino v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 2009 WL 3158151 (D. Conn. 2009);
  • Goldin & Rivin v. Chicago Ins. Co., transcript opinion (S.D.N.Y. 2003);
  • Greenburgh Eleven UFSD v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 304 A.D.2d 334, 758 N.Y.S.2d 291 (1st Dep't 2003);
  • Grimes v. American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co., slip opinion (D. Conn. 2012);
  • Hogan & Hogan v. Chicago Ins. Co., slip opinion (N.D.N.Y. 2003);
  • Holloway v. Sacks & Sacks, 275 A.D.2d 625, 713 N.Y.S.2d 162 (1st Dep't 2000);
  • IDW Group, LLC v. Levine Ins. Risk Management Services, Inc., 40 Misc. 3d 368, 969 N.Y.S.2d 376 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2013);
  • Ingalsbe v. Chicago Ins. Co., 270 A.D.2d 684, 704 N.Y.S.2d 697 (3d Dep't 2000);
  • Jaworowski v. Guerin, 2008 WL 2219934 (N.J. Super. A.D. 2008);
  • John W. Danforth Co. v. Illinois National Ins. Co., slip opinion (W.D.N.Y. 2012);
  • K2 Investment Group, LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 91 A.D.3d 401, 936 N.Y.S.2d 139 (1st Dep't 2012), rev'd on other grounds, 22 N.Y.3d 578, 983 N.Y.S.2d 761 (2014);
  • Leavitt, Kerson & Duane v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 2007 WL 4748438 (Sup. Ct., Queens Co. 2007);
  • Lemke v. Zurich North America, 26 Misc. 3d 1084, 896 N.Y.S.2d 603 (Sup. Ct., Nassau Co. 2009);
  • Levine v. Greenwich Ins. Co., slip opinion (N.D. Fla. 2013);
  • Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc. v. Goberdhan, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2013);
  • Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc. v. United States Liability Ins. Co., 2006 WL 5376812 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2006);
  • Lombardi, Walsh, Wakeman, Harrison, Amodeo & Davenport, P.C. v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 85 A.D.3d 1291, 924 N.Y.S.2d 201 (3d Dep't 2011);
  • Malachi v. Wallace, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2004);
  • Martin & Associates, Inc. v. Illinois National Ins. Co., 137 A.D.3d 503, 27 N.Y.S.3d 21 (1st Dep’t 2016);
  • Meltzer, Fishman & Madigan v. Chicago Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 1998);
  • Minnick v. Lima, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Westchester Co. 2010);
  • Mongelli v. Chicago Ins. Co., 2002 WL 32096578 (E.D.N.Y. 2002);
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. City of Oswego, 295 A.D.2d 905, 744 N.Y.S.2d 266 (4th Dep't 2002);
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Home Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., West. Co. 1997);
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Mastroni, 754 F. Supp. 269 (D. Conn. 1990);
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Town of Huntington, 215 A.D.2d 544, 627 N.Y.S.2d 698 (2d Dep't 1995);
  • New York Convention Center Development Corp. v. National Casualty Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2015);
  • Ohio Casualty Ins. Co. v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., slip opinion (E.D.N.Y. 2016);
  • Paul K. Rooney, P.C. v. Chicago Ins. Co., 2001 WL 262703 (S.D.N.Y.), aff'd by summary order, 26 Fed. Appx. 53, 2001 WL 1486527 (2d Cir. 2001);
  • Pavarini McGovern, LLC v. Airflex Industrial, Inc., 2011 WL 815775 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2011);
  • Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. v. Liberty International Underwriters, Inc., 2007 WL 3234925 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2007);
  • Potack v. Zurich American Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Bronx Co.  2009);
  • Property & Casualty Co. of Hartford v. Levitsky, 2013 WL 3184625 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co.), aff'd, 110 A.D.3d 503, 973 N.Y.S.2d 78 (1st Dep't 2013);
  • Republic Franklin Ins. Co. v. Pistilli, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Queens Co. 2003);
  • Reznick v. American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Kings Co. 2009);
  • Reznick v. Zurich North America Specialties, 45 A.D.3d 750, 847 N.Y.S.2d 99 (2d Dep't 2007);
  • Rivera v. Zurich North America, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2005);
  • Rosenbaum v. Chicago Ins. Co., 306 A.D.2d 29, 761 N.Y.S.2d 637 (1st Dep't 2003);
  • Rosenberg & Estis v. Chicago Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21665680 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2003);
  • Salamone v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Suffolk Co. 2008);
  • Schell v. Zurich North America, transcript opinion (Sup. Ct., Suffolk Co. 2008);
  • Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP v. One Beacon Ins. Co., 2011 WL 222235 (N.D.N.Y. 2011);
  • Schnell v. Lester, 269 A.D.2d 520, 703 N.Y.S.2d 262 (2d Dep't 2000);
  • Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. The Hartford and Merchants Ins. Group, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2014);
  • Sedgwick Avenue Associates v. Ins. Co. of State of Pennsylvania, 203 A.D.2d 93, 610 N.Y.S.2d 39 (1st Dep't 1994);
  • Seskin & Sassone v. Liberty International Underwriters, 306 A.D.2d 520, 761 N.Y.S.2d 679 (2d Dep't 2003);
  • Shenier & O'Connor v. Lowenbraun, slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Nassau Co. 2006);
  • Shoreham-Wading River Central School District v. Maryland Casualty Co., 95 A.D.3d 987, 944 N.Y.S.2d 223 (2d Dep't 2012);
  • Silverman Sclar Byrne Shin & Byrne, P.C. v. Chicago Ins. Co., 2005 WL 2367709 (E.D.N.Y. 2005);
  • Sirignano v. Chicago Ins. Co., 192 F. Supp. 2d 199 (S.D.N.Y. 2002);
  • Supervalu v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., slip opinion (S.D.N.Y. 2011);
  • Tex Development Co. v. Greenwich Ins. Co., 51 A.D.3d 775, 858 N.Y.S.2d 682 (2d Dep't 2008);
  • Town of Harrison v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 89 N.Y.2d 308, 653 N.Y.S.2d 75 (1996);
  • Town of Smithtown v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 191 A.D.2d 426, 594 N.Y.S.2d 318 (2d Dep't 1993);
  • Town of Smithtown v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 215 A.D.2d 552, 627 N.Y.S.2d 944 (2d Dep't 1995);
  • Town of Smithtown v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Suffolk Co. 1993);
  • Tronolone v. Chicago Ins. Co., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Erie Co. 2000);
  • Varrichio v. Chicago Ins. Co., 312 F.3d 544 (2d Cir. 2002), certified question withdrawn due to settlement, 328 F.3d 50 (2d Cir. 2003);
  • Vlachos, P.C. v. Zurich North America, 2010 WL 5126038 (Sup. Ct., Suffolk Co. 2010);
  • Waxman & Wincott, P.C. v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., transcript opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2006);
  • Weisberg v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., Onondaga Co. 2006);
  • Wilson v. Quaranta, 18 A.D.3d 324, 795 N.Y.S.2d 532 (1st Dep't 2005);
  • Yudin & Yudin, PLLC v. Liberty International Underwriters, Inc., slip opinion (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. 2012);
  • Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Expedient Title, Inc., 2015 WL 9165875 (D. Conn. 2015).