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NY Ruling Curtails Contractors' Additional Insured Coverage

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2017, 10:46 PM EDT) -- New York's highest court ruled this week that a common insurance policy endorsement extends coverage to additional insureds only when an injury is proximately caused by the named insured's conduct, a ruling that substantially limits the protection available to general contractors whose subcontractors have purchased such policies.

In an opinion issued Tuesday, a split New York Court of Appeals upended a state appellate panel's ruling that the New York City Transit Authority and Metropolitan Transit Authority are entitled to additional insured coverage under an endorsement in...
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