New York Court of Appeals News

Court Addresses Burning Question: Is a Coke Oven a Product or a Structure?

In a lengthy 12-page decision that touches on nearly every aspect of product liability, the New York Court of Appeals addressed whether the defendant met its burden on summary judgment that the large, industrial coke ovens located in decedent’s workplace …

N.Y. High Court Sides with Carriers in Sham Owner Case

New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday that an insurer does not need to prove fraudulent intent to refuse payment for a medical bill from a professional corporation with a sham physician owner. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud lauded the ruling …

New York Court Allows Negligence Claim on Drug Tester

New York’s highest court has agreed to let a man sue a drug testing company for what he claims was a false positive test for marijuana that cost him a promised job, prospective marriage and months of anguish when he …

New York Court Rejects College Pitcher’s Injury Claim

New York’s top court says a college pitcher hit in the face with a line drive at indoor practice accepted the sport’s risk and has rejected his damages claim against Clarkson University and the coach. The Court of Appeals says …