NY Court Says Sandy Bad Faith Claims Should Be Tossed

Law360, New York (June 5, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Three New York federal judges overseeing Superstorm Sandy insurance litigation on Wednesday directed courts to throw out bad faith claims against insurers, as well as requests for punitive damages and attorneys' fees, after plaintiffs in more than 150 cases didn't file necessary paperwork.

Magistrate Judges Cheryl Pollak, Gary Brown and  Ramon Reyes Jr., who are taking the lead on more than 1,000 cases tied to losses from the devastating October 2012 storm, had asked plaintiffs to voluntarily withdraw these claims or to explain to a judge...
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