Hartford Sued For Sandy Coverage Despite Flood Exclusion

Law360, Los Angeles (January 6, 2014, 1:29 PM EST) -- The Greenwich Hotel is suing the Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in New York federal court, arguing that an explosion, rather than flooding, caused a power outage in Lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy — an issue under debate in many similar disputes.

In the suit filed on Dec. 23, the Greenwich Hotel operating company 377 Greenwich Operating LLC alleges that its business interruption policy should have been triggered when it lost power during Superstorm Sandy.

In its complaint, Greenwich argues that an explosion at a Consolidated Edison...
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