Bienstock PLLC Legal Blog
Acting through a New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) circular, Governor Cuomo last Thursday formally threatened New York insurance companies with legal and regulatory consequences if they persist in failing to pay claims newly brought in connection with the Child Victims Act.
New York and New Jersey recently changed their laws to permit individuals now to bring lawsuits alleging that as children they had been victims of sexual abuse.
After more than two decades, and three rounds of court proceedings, the heirs to Fritz Grunbaum have finally succeeded in recovering Egon Schiele artworks looted during the Holocaust.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a trial court verdict ordering insurers to pay $87 million to a Maryland-based company to defend lawsuits, even though much of the attorneys’ fees were incurred by an uninsured third party.
The defeat of the proposed Restatement of Consumer Contracts Law is good news for consumers.
While the French government recently announced new steps it was taking for repatriating Holocaust looted art, those efforts were superficial and inadequate, according to Martin Bienstock, a lawyer who specializes in Holocaust art repatriation.
The Supreme Court is increasingly empowering unscrupulous companies to take advantage of customer and employees by using forced arbitration clauses. Explore recent efforts to fight back against the use of forced arbitration. If you have been stymied by a forced arbitration clause, please contact us to see if we can help.
The Nazis war crimes included the systematic looting of priceless art and artifacts. U.S. Courts have offered some relief. Explore recent events in the efforts to repatriate art looted by the Nazis. If you are an heir to artifacts looted during the Holocaust, please contact us to see if we can help.
From cybersecurity to business interruption to professional liability, follow the most recent events in the insurance coverage industry. If your insurer has denied your claim, please contact us to see if we can help.