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40 East Broadway v. Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co.

Forty East Broadway Corp. v. The Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co., et. al., 2017 WL 318663, 2017 WL 375320, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30131(U) (Sup. Ct. NY Co., Jan. 20, 2017) (Sup. Ct [NY Co.], Jan. 23, 2017) This litigation concerns a first-party property insurance...

Abrar Deli v. Tower National Ins. Co.

Abrar Deli & Grocery Hylan Corp. v. Tower National Ins. Co., Index 100249/16 (Sup. Ct. [Rich. Co.], Jan. 27, 2017) This litigation arises out of an insurance claim for alleged water damage from Superstorm Sandy to a deli/grocery store on October 29,...

Barry Inn Realty v. Endurance American

Barry Inn Realty, Inc. v. Endurance American Specialty Insurance Company and M.G.I. Brokerage Inc. In this first-party property insurance matter, Plaintiff sought coverage after a fire damaged its building in the Bronx, New York. MCWG moved for summary...

Bedrock Leasing v. Lexington Ins. Co.

Bedrock Leasing Corp. v. Lexington Ins. Co., No. N16C-08-084 EMD CCLD (Del. Super. Ct. Apr. 27, 2017) In this Hurricane Sandy litigation, the Delaware Superior Court granted MCWG client Lexington Insurance Company’s motion to dismiss on the basis of the...

Greenbrier Hotel Corp. v. Lexington Ins. Co.

Greenbrier Hotel Corp. v. Lexington Ins. Co., No. 5:14-cv-15201, 2017 WL 589544 (S.D. W. Va. Nov. 29, 2017) This is one of very few recent decisions discussing the standard to apply under West Virginia law to review an appraisal award.  The decision is...

Javoroski v. Selectquote Ins. Svc., Inc.

Janeen A. Javoroski v. Selectquote Insurance SVC, Inc., et al., Index No. 4542-16 (Sup. Ct., Albany Co., February 21, 2017) (Richard M. Platkin, J.) The Court ruled in favor of Mound Cotton’s clients, insurance broker defendants on their motion to...

Jones v. FC USA, Inc., d/b/a Liberty Travel

Jones v. FC USA, Inc., d/b/a Liberty Travel, No. 17-1126, 2017 WL 5453497 (E.D.Pa. Nov. 14, 2017) MCWG successfully moved on behalf of its client, Liberty Travel, to dismiss a case filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The case, a negligence...

MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co.

MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co. of N.Y., 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30691(U), 2017 WL 1330494, 2017 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1292 (Sup. Ct. [N.Y. Co.] April 7, 2017) In this case, the Insured sued to enforce an appraisal award arising out of Superstorm Sandy. ...

R&Q Re v. St. Paul

R&Q Reinsurance Co. v. St. Paul & Marine Ins. Co., Civil Action No. 16-1473, 2017 WL 3272016 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 1, 2017) In a discovery dispute between a ceding company and its reinsurer, a federal court rejected the ceding company’s efforts to...

Five Towns Nissan v. Universal Underwriters

Five Towns Nissan, LLC v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. et. al., 2016 NY Slip Op 32316(U), 2016 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 4347, 2016 WL 6916478 (Sup Ct. [NY Co.], Nov. 22, 2016) reargument denied (Feb. 8, 2017). This litigation concerns first-party insurance...

Sicari v. The Hartford Ins. Co.

Sicari v. The Hartford Ins. Co., Superior Ct. N.J., App. Div. (May 10, 2017) The New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the Law Division’s grant of summary judgment in favor of MCW&G client, The Hartford Ins. Co.  In this case, plaintiff, Vince A....

Standard Security Life Ins. v. Berard

SECOND CIRCUIT AFFIRMS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR MCW&G’S CLIENT ON HOCKEY PLAYER’S FRAUD COUNTERCLAIM Standard Security Life Ins. Co. v. Bryan Berard, 684 Fed.Appx. 56 (2d Cir. March 27, 2017) Bryan Berard, a former professional hockey player in the...

Stanley Jonas v. National Life Ins. Co.

STANLEY JONAS, ET AL. v. NATIONAL LIFE INS. CO., ET AL., No. 651733/2013, 2017 NY Slip Op 01438 Appellate Division, First Department (February 23, 2017) The Appellate Division, First Department, ruled in favor of the MCW&G’s client, an insurance...

U.S. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Catalent

MCWG client wins declaratory judgment in a $10 million lawsuit OVER coverage for Extortion Property Damage. U.S. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Catalent, Inc., No. 16cv4414 (DLC) The insured sought coverage for business interruption losses in excess of $10...

Lend Lease v. Zurich American

Lend Lease (US) Constr. LMB Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 28 N.Y.3d 675 (2017) After a hard fought litigation, on February 14, 2017 the New York Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Mound Cotton’s clients, Zurich American Insurance Company, ACE American...