Partner Robert Meade Secures Litigation Win for William Penn Life Insurance Company
Our Partner, Robert D. Meade, secured a litigation win on appeal of a case he argued at trial for the firm’s long-standing client William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. See, Bonem v. William Penn Life Ins. Co. of N.Y., 2021 NY Slip Op 00227 (App. Div. 1st Dept.) The Appellate Division, First Department vacated the judgment of the Supreme Court, New York County (Justice Arthur F. Engoron) entered on August 17, 2020 which had awarded plaintiff $1 million on a life insurance policy. The lower court decision was unanimously overturned, with the Appellate Division directing the Clerk to enter judgment for William Penn, finding that the plaintiff was not entitled to coverage under the subject insurance policy because it had lapsed before the insured’s death.