Zane Shephard



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Zane Shephard is an associate with the Firm. Zane received his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was a member of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. While in law school, Zane interned with the Honorable Marian W. Payson of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Zane received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College.

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    Builder Not Covered for Damage to Hotel “Pods” While at Port

    The firm prevailed on partial summary judgment in an insurance coverage litigation in the Southern District of New York involving nearly $40 million in alleged damages to modules of pre-fabricated hotel rooms manufactured by plaintiff Polcom USA, LLC (“Polcom”) in Poland for the construction of a citizenM hotel in Seattle,…

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    Trial Victory on Professional Services Exclusion Upheld on Appeal

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey v. RLI Insurance Company, et ano., Docket No. A-4862-18 (N.J. App. Div. July 28, 2021) In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a trial ruling that RLI Insurance Company does not owe a defense to a putative additional…

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    Firm Prevails at Second Department

    Harco Constr., LLC v. First Mercury Ins. Co., 190 A.D.3d 831 (2d Dep’t 2021) The Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed trial court order granting general contractor’s motion for summary judgment declaring that insurer owing additional insured coverage must reimburse defense and indemnity payments made on behalf of the general contractor…

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