Cite as: MBIA Ins. Corp. v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC, 603751/09, NYLJ 1202584640923, at *1 (App. Div., 1st, Decided January 15, 2013)

Before: Saxe, J.P., Renwick, Freedman, Román, Gische, JJ.

Decided: January 15, 2013

ATTORNEYS

For Appellant: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York, Erik Haas of counsel.

For Respondents: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York. John Ansbro of counsel.

 

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Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Shirley Werner Kornreich, J.), entered October 13, 2011, which, to the extent appealed from, upon renewal, struck plaintiff's demand for a jury trial, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, and the jury demand reinstated.

The complaint alleges repeatedly that the insurance agreement was obtained through various types of fraud, making it clear that fraudulent inducement is plaintiff's primary claim. Thus, the provision of the agreement that waives the right to trial by jury does not apply (see Ambac Assur. Corp. v. DLJ Mtge. Capital, Inc., __ AD3d __ [1st Dept 2013], Appeal No. 9002, decided simultaneously herewith; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Stargate Films, Inc., 18 AD3d 264, 265 [1st Dept 2005]). It is of no consequence that the complaint does not contain the word "rescission" or expressly state that it challenges the validity of the insurance agreement (see Leon v. Martinez, 84 NY2d 83, 87-88 [1994]).

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.