Insurer’s Negligence Claims Against Architect Lack Factual Foundation

(February 7, 2023, 10:32 AM EST) -- NEW YORK — A New York justice ruled that dismissal of negligence claims against an architect in a coverage lawsuit stemming from its role in a faulty HVAC system installation as part of an apartment renovation project is necessary because while the claims against the architect are timely, the allegations made by the insurer that brought the claims “lack the foundation needed” to survive dismissal under the heightened pleading standard of Civil Practice Law and Rule Section 3211(h)....

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