Civil Rights Suit Does Not Constitute Just 1 Occurrence, New York High Court Rules

Mealey's (February 12, 2016, 11:53 AM EST) -- ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York Court of Appeals on Feb. 11 affirmed a lower court’s finding that each jail strip search of underlying class members is a separate and distinct occurrence subject to separate deductible payments, further affirming that the underlying attorney fees were properly allocated to the named plaintiff only (Selective Insurance Company of America, et al. v County of Rensselaer, No. 4, N.Y. App.; 2016 N.Y. LEXIS).

(Opinion available. Document #13-160218-013Z.)

Strip Search

In 2002, Nathaniel Bruce and other named arrestees filed a...
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