2nd Circ. Asks NY High Court To Clarify Bias Coverage Rules

By Jeff Sistrunk (April 9, 2020, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday asked New York's highest court to decide whether Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. must cover a Brooklyn mental health center's costs to defeat a suit alleging it refused to serve a deaf woman.

Citing a dearth of applicable Empire State precedent, a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court sought the New York Court of Appeals' guidance in Philadelphia Indemnity's dispute with the Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy over coverage for the underlying action brought by Fanni Goldman, a deaf woman who claimed the center refused to provide her an American Sign Language translator when she sought treatment...

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