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When Can I Sue a Defendant’s Insurer Directly?


In litigation, a judgment is only as good as a plaintiff’s ability to collect it. When a defendant has insurance, this is usually a less difficult process that does not require freezing bank accounts, garnishing wages, or attaching assets. The plaintiff gets a judgment, the defendant’s insurer pays the judgment.  But what about when a … Read more

What Is an Inheritance Advance?

Inheritance Advance

Much of estate planning is built around how best to use assets accumulated during life to benefit future generations and other dependents. However, what happens if one of your beneficiaries needs assets during your lifetime? The fact that your beneficiary will inherit $100,000 at some point in the future is little comfort in the face … Read more

What Evidence is Needed to Challenge a Will on the Grounds of Undue Influence or Lack of Testamentary Capacity?

Undue Influence

It’s not unusual for individuals who are left out of a family member’s or friend’s will to challenge the will on the grounds of undue influence or lack of testamentary capacity. However, as demonstrated in a recent decision of the New York Appellate Division, it can be difficult to prove your case. The decision highlights … Read more