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Posted: April 1, 2019

Coverage Action Stayed As to Insurer’s Duty to Indemnify, But Not Duty to Defend, Pending Resolution of Underlying Civil and Criminal Proceedings Against Insured

On March 28, 2019, Judge Crotty of the SDNY issued a decision in Federal Ins. Co. v. Weinstein, Case No. 18 Civ. 2526 (PAC), granting an insured’s motion to stay a coverage action on the issue of the insurer’s duty to indemnify, pending the resolution of underlying civil and criminal proceedings against the insured, but... Read more »

Posted: April 1, 2019

Single, Pre-Contract, Meeting and Telephone and E-mail Communications Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in New York

On March 18, 2019, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in AM Pitt Hotel, LLC v. 400 5th Ave., L.P., 2019 NY Slip Op. 30665(U), holding that a single, pre-contract meeting and telephone and e-mail communications were insufficient to create personal jurisdiction in New York, explaining: Plaintiff does not assert... Read more »