STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation
N.J. Judge Denies Broker’s Bid to Dismiss Malpractice Claims in Sandy Coverage Action
October 13, 2016
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey judge has refused to dismiss malpractice claims asserted against a broker by a party supplies company whose Superstorm Sandy property damage claim was denied, finding the plaintiff has adequately alleged a “special relationship” between the parties, such that the broker may be liable under New York law.
In an Oct. 6 order, Judge Arnold L. Natali Jr. of the Middlesex County (N.J.) Superior Court held that New York law applies to the action because the property damage occurred in that state and the parties are New York corporations with principal places of business ...
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