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Serrano v. Progressive Ins. Cos.

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
Dec 24, 2014
123 A.D.3d 1000 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)

Opinion

2014-12-24

Patricia SERRANO, et al., respondents, v. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, et al., appellants.

Adams, Hanson, Rego, Carlin, Kaplan & Fishbein, Yonkers, N.Y. (Michael A. Zarkower of counsel), for appellants. David M. Harrison, Brooklyn, N.Y., for respondents.


Adams, Hanson, Rego, Carlin, Kaplan & Fishbein, Yonkers, N.Y. (Michael A. Zarkower of counsel), for appellants. David M. Harrison, Brooklyn, N.Y., for respondents.

In an action to recover damages for breach of an insurance contract, the defendants appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Battaglia, J.), dated April 15, 2013, which denied their motion pursuant to CPLR 3211(a) to dismiss the complaint.

ORDERED that the order is reversed, on the law, with costs, and the defendants' motion pursuant to CPLR 3211(a) to dismiss the complaint is granted.

The plaintiffs commenced this action to recover damages for breach of an insurance contract, alleging that they had submitted a valid claim for uninsured motorist benefits to the defendants, and the defendants had refused to pay the claim. The Supreme Court should have granted the defendants' motion pursuant to CPLR 3211(a) to dismiss the complaint on the ground that the plaintiffs' causes of action were subject to mandatory arbitration. Pursuant to the terms of the subject insurance policy, arbitration of a dispute with respect to the amount owing under either the uninsured motorist coverage provision or the supplementary uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage provision was mandatory ( see Williams v. Progressive Northeastern Ins. Co., 41 A.D.3d 1244, 1245, 839 N.Y.S.2d 381; Mahmood v. Fidelity & Guar. Ins. Co., 303 A.D.2d 385, 385, 755 N.Y.S.2d 667). SKELOS, J.P., DICKERSON, AUSTIN and MALTESE, JJ., concur.


Summaries of

Serrano v. Progressive Ins. Cos.

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
Dec 24, 2014
123 A.D.3d 1000 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)
Case details for

Serrano v. Progressive Ins. Cos.

Case Details

Full title:Patricia SERRANO, et al., respondents, v. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES…

Court:Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

Date published: Dec 24, 2014

Citations

123 A.D.3d 1000 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)
2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 8975
997 N.Y.S.2d 328

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