New York Appellate Court Affirms 1966 Insurance Policy Continues to Cover WTC Asbestos Claims

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An intermediate appellate court agreed that coverage is triggered for claims tied to alleged asbestos exposure at the WTC site in the 1960s and ’70s.

January 2, 2019
Michael S. Levine & Joshua S. Paster - Hunton Andrews Kurth

In a prior post, we discussed a New York trial-court decision that found an insurance policy issued in 1966, to insure the construction of the World Trade Center, continues to cover modern-day asbestos claims, with each claim constituting an individual occurrence. Last week, in American Home Assurance Co. v. The Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J., 7628-7628A (1st Dep’t Nov. 15, 2018), an intermediate appellate court affirmed that decision, agreeing that coverage is triggered for claims tied to alleged asbestos exposure at the WTC site in the 1960s and ’70s.

Reprinted courtesy of Michael S. Levine, Hunton Andrews Kurth and Joshua S. Paster, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Mr. Levine may be contacted at mlevine@HuntonAK.com
Mr. Paster may be contacted at jpaster@HuntonAK.com



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