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Chambers and Partners Recognizes Rivkin Radler
April 25, 2019 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Uniondale, New York – April 25, 2019 – The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has once again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its New York rankings.  The firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group is ranked in Band 3 in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in Band 4 in the …
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Gorfinkel Obtains Summary Judgment in Connecticut Case
October 26, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Paul Gorfinkel obtained a second summary judgment in favor of our insurer client in a series of high-profile cases in Connecticut.  The cases involve claims of coverage, under first-party homeowners policies, for private homes whose concrete basement walls exhibit pattern cracking.  These cases are “high profile” because there are hundreds of homes with cracking concrete …
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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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