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On November 8, 2019, Judge Gardephe of the SDNY issued a decision in XL Specialty Ins. Co. v. Prestige Fragrances, Inc., Case No. 18-cv-733 (PGG), holding that issues of fact precluded summary judgment on this issue of whether an insurance broker was an agent of the insurance company such that notice to the broker constituted notice to the insurance company.

Prestige Fragrances involved a first-party insurance claim for losses from a theft at the insured’s warehouse. The insurance company (XL Specialty) denied the claim and asserted that the policy was void ab initio because in ...

On December 21, 2017, the Third Department issued a decision in Cromer v. Rosenzweig Ins. Agency Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 08926, affirming the dismissal on summary judgment of negligence and breach of contract claims against an insurance broker because the plaintiff failed to establish that the insured made a specific request for coverage that was not provided in the policy. Individuals and businesses frequently obtain insurance coverage through brokers, and may rely on the broker’s advice as to what coverage to purchase. An insured who suffers a loss that turns out not to be covered ...

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