New York Appellate Division Says Negligence Claim Against Insurer Can Stand

(March 15, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT) -- BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Second Department of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division on March 2 determined that a negligence claim alleged against an insurer in a dispute regarding the remediation of oil contamination is viable and should not be dismissed (Richard Bennett, et al. v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., et al., No. 2014-11292, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 2nd Dept.; 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1447).

(Order available. Document #03-160316-002R.)

In May 2011, an oil contamination incident occurred at the home of Richard...
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