Shapiro, Paul vs. Berkshire Life Insurance Company
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
Case Number: 99-7980(L)
Section 349 of the General Business Code makes it possible for insurance companies to be compelled to pay the legal costs of policyholders who successfully sue their insurance companies. It is very important that this section of the business code be enforced fully and fairly. The policyholder should not be required to prove an extensive pattern of conduct by the insurance company in order to invoke Section 349.
UP’s brief was written pro bono by Eugene R. Anderson, Esq. and Rhonda D. Orin of Anderson Kill & Olick. Of Counsel: Amy Bach, Esq.