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Larry Golub Weighs-in on Need for Definitive Ruling by New York Courts over "Shoddy Work" Insurance Coverage Issue

February 21, 2018

Hinshaw's Larry Golub was quoted in a Law360 article titled "10th Circ. Split Adds Wrinkle to NY Faulty Work Coverage Law." The article discusses the Tenth Circuit's decision in Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Insurance (U.K.) Ltd., which found that a general contractor's liability policy covered damages resulting from a subcontractor's "shoddy work." The story also addresses the issue that the decision, arising from a dispute in Kansas, and issued by a federal appeals court outside of New York, sought to apply New York law, despite the fact that the New York Court of Appeals has yet to issue a definitive ruling on the subject.

"I do agree with the dissent that the New York courts will have to decide this," said Golub. "The Tenth Circuit's opinion cannot serve as precedent as to what New York law is."

Read "10th Circ. Split Adds Wrinkle To NY Faulty Work Coverage Law," on the Law360 website (subscription required)

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