Skip to main content
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location
Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select

Find a Lawyer

More Options

10 Ellicott Square Court Corp. v. Mountain Valley Indemn. Co., No. 10-0799

By FindLaw Staff on December 29, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Action Seeking Indemnification From Insurer

In 10 Ellicott Square Court Corp. v. Mountain Valley Indemn. Co., No. 10-0799, an action seeking defense and indemnification from defendant insurance company based on an underlying personal injury lawsuit, the Second Circuit certifies the following question to the New York Court of Appeals:  In a case brought against an insurer in which a plaintiff seeks a declaration that it is covered under an insurance policy issued by that insurer, does a certificate of insurance issued by an agent of the insurer that states that the policy is in force but also bears language that the certificate is not evidence of coverage, is for informational purposes only, or other similar disclaimers, estop the insurer from denying coverage under the policy?

As the court wrote:  "The plaintiffs in this action, 5182 Group, LLC, and 10 Ellicott Square Court Corporation, were, respectively, the owner of and construction manager for a commercial building in Buffalo, New York. They contracted with a third firm, Ellicott Maintenance, Inc., for the building's partial interior demolition."

Related Resources

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

Or contact an attorney near you:
Copied to clipboard