NJ High Court Says Insurers Can't Duck $400M Sandy Bill

By Bill Wichert (January 27, 2021, 2:02 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously held that insurers are responsible for $400 million in coverage to New Jersey Transit Corp. for water damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, rejecting the companies' stance that the agency's claim is subject to a $100 million cap for flood losses.

Without writing a plenary opinion, the justices upheld a November 2019 state appellate decision that the damage in question entitles NJ Transit to full coverage based on policy language covering losses caused by a "named windstorm" and is not subject to the $100 million flood sublimit.

In an opinion authored by Appellate Division...

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