STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation

N.Y. Judge Bars Superstorm Sandy Plaintiff From Asserting Bad Faith, GBL § 349 Claims

NEW YORK — A New York judge has refused to allow a Superstorm Sandy plaintiff to amend her complaint to add claims of bad faith and violation of New York General Business Law § 349, finding the claims are not viable as a matter of law.

Judge Darrell L. Gavrin of the New York Supreme Court, Queens County, further held that allowing such an amendment on the eve of trial will prejudice the insurer.

Jeanette Griffenkranz’s Breezy Point, N.Y., home was damaged during Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. She notified her homeowners’ insurer, New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association ...

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