N.Y. Judge To Insurer Time Limit Defense Won't Work

NU Online News Service, May 10, 2:06 p.m. EDT?ANew York judge ruling in a $4.3 million hospital malpractice casehas rejected an insurer's argument that the claim was automaticallybarred by longstanding time limit requirements.[@@]

The insurer, Royal & Sun Alliance, said last week it hadmade no decision on whether to appeal the April 28 ruling by thenSuffolk County Supreme Court Justice James M. Catterson, inRiverhead, N.Y. who declared that the insurer had failed "torecognize the turning of the tide" in legal opinion.

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