New York Appellate Division News

Unusual Policy Language Allows NY Botanical Garden’s COVID Claim to Proceed

A New York appellate court on Tuesday handed a rare policyholder win to the New York Botanical Garden for income lost during COVID-19 shutdowns, noting that the disputed policy language did not require physical damage. The Botanical Garden, a well-known …

N.Y. Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Coverage for Restaurant’s COVID-19 Claim

An insurer has been upheld in its denial of coverage in a first ruling on Covid-19 business interruption insurance by a New York appellate court. The appeals court upheld a New York county court—and said it agreed with various other …

Mob Con Artist in Prison, But No Insurance Payout for Jewelry Store

Jennifer Lopez probably would have looked great in the five pieces that Crown Jewels Estate Jewelry loaned to a purported Sony Pictures producer for a shooting with the actress in Miami. But there was no shooting and no movie producer. …

Courts in N.Y., N.H. Rule Workers’ Comp Should Cover Marijuana Costs for Injured Workers

Courts in New York and New Hampshire have joined jurists in New Jersey in ruling that the cost of medical marijuana should be covered by state workers’ compensation systems. The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a decision by …