Traub Lieberman Partner Lisa Rolle and Associate Christopher Acosta won a motion for summary judgment in favor of a national Insurance Company in a complaint brought in New York Supreme Court, Queens County. The action arises from an alleged loss from a fire at a building located in Queens, NY. The Plaintiffs purchased a homeowners policy for the property from the Insurance Company, which specified a period of time in which an action may be brought against the Insurance Company following a loss. The Plaintiffs failed to file an action within the specified timeframe, establishing the Defendant Insurance Company’s prima facie entitlement to dismissal of the action. While the Plaintiff attempted to argue that they were entitled to an extended timeframe under New York Executive Orders released in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Order did not apply to the limitation period. As a result, the motion to dismiss was granted in favor of the Defendant.
April 28, 2023