Recent News - Paul Gorfinkel


Gorfinkel Obtains Summary Judgment for Insurer Client
August 18, 2017 | Paul Gorfinkel | Insurance Coverage
Paul Gorfinkel obtained summary judgment in favor of our insurer client in a high-profile case in Connecticut.  The client had issued a homeowners insurance policy to a homeowner, whose basement walls were exhibiting pattern cracking.  The policyholder sought first-party coverage under the “collapse” provisions of the policy, but in a coverage action, the court found …
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Misiti & Gorfinkel Obtain Affirmance in Appellate Division
April 12, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
Frank Misiti and Paul Gorfinkel obtained an affirmance in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department of a declaratory judgment in Time Cap Development Corp. v. Colony Insurance Company, et al., v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, that an insurer was “wholly excess” to the insurance issued to a mutual insured for an underlying personal injury action.  The Fourth …
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Gorfinkel and LaPorta Save Client Millions
September 30, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
The New Jersey federal court in Castoro v. Sentry Ins. Co. et al. has granted a motion for partial summary judgment made on behalf of our client Sentry Insurance Co. by Paul Gorfinkel and Anthony LaPorta.  The case involves insurance coverage for cleaning up a contaminated site in West Windsor, New Jersey, owned by Sentry’s …
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Savino, Gorfinkel, and Misiti Obtain Summary Judgment for Insurer, Defeating Alleged Additional Insured’s Estoppel Claim
February 5, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel, and Frank Misiti obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in an action by a party claiming to be an additional insured. The ruling is an important victory for insurers because it rejects an alleged additional insured’s attempt to expansively apply the estoppel doctrine. In Temple Beth Shalom Foundation, Inc. …
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Savino, Gorfinkel & Misiti secure declaratory judgment
August 11, 2015 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel and Frank Misiti secured a declaratory judgment in Time Cap Development Corp. v. Colony Insurance Company, et al., v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, (New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County) that an insurer was “wholly excess” to the insurance issued to the insurers’ mutual insured for an underlying personal injury action. The underlying …
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Rivkin Radler secures Declaratory Judgment on behalf of Central Mutual Insurance Company
June 27, 2014 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel and Frank Misiti secured a declaratory judgment in Central Mutual Insurance Company v. Willig, et al., (N.D.N.Y.) that the insurer had no obligation to defend or indemnify the insured for an underlying lawsuit which sought damages arising out of the right to use an easement to access the shores of Lake George.  …
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