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An interesting case in the realm of misrepresentations

Castlepoint Ins. Co. v Jaipersaud, 2015 NY Slip Op 02839 (1st Dept. 2015)

“Thus, we are constrained to find that plaintiff is under no duty to defend or indemnify defendant insureds, in the personal injury action brought against them by defendant Fernando, notwithstanding the inherent inequity of Castlepoint’s acceptance and retention of premiums paid by defendants Jaipersauds on the premises.

Although it is unnecessary to determine whether the misrepresentation on the insurance application vitiated the policy, we note that the underwriting guidelines and the underwriter affidavit that the policy would not have been written had plaintiff known the true status of the premises sufficed for this purpose (see id.).”