New York Court of Appeals

  • Who really owns your clients?

    Courts and practitioners still wrestle with the issue of whether and under what circumstances employees or their employers possess superior rights in client goodwill.

  • Appeals court rules insurer can’t collect $1.2 million owed by policyholder

    If you want to get paid, it usually helps to send a bill, at least in an expedient fashion… Such was the situation with a New York Court of Appeals ruling yesterday, when it decided that American Zurich Insurance Co.’s (Zurich) claims against Hahn Automotive Warehouse were denied.

  • New York transit agency granted immunity

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was granted immunity Thursday by the New York Court of Appeals from claims that it failed to provide sufficient security measures to prevent the 1993 parking garage bombing at the World Trade Center.

  • $5-billion suit against MBIA resuscitated

    The heat is on again for MBIA Inc., and it may be starting to feel like 2007 all over again. New York’s Court of Appeals yesterday reinstated a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the insurer, saying that it is not pre-empted by state insurance law.

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