Category: Defamation

An insurance carrier that erroneously disclaimed coverage based upon a claimant’s purported lack of involvement in a motor vehicle accident is afforded a qualified privilege in an ensuing defamation action

Hame v Lawson, 2010 NY Slip Op 00811 (2d Dept. 2010) I appealed a similar type of defamation case last year.  Horbul v Mercury Ins. Group, 64 Ad3d 282 (2d Dept. 2009).  In Horbul, the Appellate Division observed the following: “The plaintiff alleged in the complaint that the defendants committed slander per se when they […]

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