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Legal Fees in Declaratory Judgment Actions Against Insurers

, New York Law Journal

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Eric Dinnocenzo writes: It's not often that judges encourage litigants to appeal their decisions so they will be reversed. But Justice Shirley Kornreich did just that in a recent decision denying an attorney fee award to a prevailing plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action against its insurer, due to its wrongful refusal to provide it with a defense in a third-party action.

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Originally appeared in print as Attorney Fees in Declaratory Judgment Actions Against Insurance Companies

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