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Jason Shaw, a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, recently published an article with the New York Law Journal entitled The Time Has Come for the Court Of Appeals to Resolve Reinsurance Issue. The article discusses how a recent decision will finally lead to resolving the unsettled question about whether reinsurers will have limitless liability for an underlying insurer’s legal costs. To view the full article, please click here.

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In Tara N.P. v Western Suffolk Bd. of Cooperative Educational Services (No. 8) previewed here, a teenage female student was sexually assaulted by a Level III sex offender that Suffolk County had assigned to perform maintenance work at the BOCES program where the student was taking classes. The County owned the property and leased the building to the BOCES program, and also explicitly agreed that it would not assign anyone with a criminal record to work there. After the assault, the student sued [...]

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In Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB Inc. v Zurich American Insurance Company (No. 11) previewed here, the owner and construction manager of a 74-story high rise being built in midtown Manhattan sought coverage for damage caused to the tower crane being used to build the building during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Zurich, one of the insurers of the property, disclaimed coverage on the grounds that the tower crane was not covered property and fell within one of the policy's exclusions for [...]

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