Category Archives: Legal Updates

Expansion of NY Estate Powers and Trusts Law Section 5-3.1 Increasing Values

Effective January 1, 2011, the New York Estate Powers and Trusts Law Section 5-3.1 was expanded to increase the values of those items of a decedent’s estate that vest in the surviving spouse or children under the age of twenty-one … Continue reading

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Interest on No-Fault Claim – Date of Accrual

In Mandarino v. GEICO, a Nassau County District Judge reminded us that regarding interest on a no-fault claim pursuant to the regs (Section 65.15(h)(3), the plaintiff was required to sue within 30 days after the claim was denied in order … Continue reading

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Insurance Law Claim

Recently the Court of Appeals held in Lang v. Hanover Insurance, that an injured party could not proceed directly against a liability insurer until obtaining a judgment against the tortfeasor (Insurance Law Section 3420). In the Matter of Schupp v. … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals/”Serious” Injury Threshold

The state’s highest Court returned to the question of what constitutes a “serious” injury or more specifically what is needed to present and oppose a motion for summary judgment on the issue. The Court decided three cases, affirming summary dismissal … Continue reading

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