Proof of military status not enough on a material misrepresentation DJSeptember 28, 2016
Healthy Way Acupuncture, P.C. v USAA Gen. Indem. Co., 2016 NY Slip Op 51342(U)(App. Term 1st Dept. 2016)
“While defendant submitted evidence showing that plaintiff’s assignor misrepresented his military status in the underlying insurance policy application, defendant is precluded from asserting that defense as a result of its untimely denial of the claim (see Westchester Med. Ctr. v GMAC Ins. Co. Online, Inc., 80 AD3d 603 ; Gutierrez v United Servs. Auto. Assn., 47 Misc 3d 152[A], 2015 NY Slip Op 50797[U] [App Term, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists]).”
The result here was preordained.