Bowitch & Coffey, LLC was established in June 2012 and brings almost 50 years of legal experience to its clients. Bowitch & Coffey provides legal advice and litigation services to a variety of businesses, insurance companies, municipalities and non-profit organizations.Read More
Our attorneys are admitted in all courts in New York State, all federal district and appellate courts within New York State, and the U.S. Supreme Court. We have represented a variety of businesses and individuals in a variety of civil litigation matters, ranging from small claims courts to New York’s Court of Appeals.Read More
Bowitch & Coffey provides counsel to municipalities on compliance with General Municipal Law, Public Officers Law and other laws. The firm advises municipalities on contaminated tax-delinquent properties; has represented municipalities in defense of third party claims; and has prosecuted subrogation claims for municipal clients.Read More
Appellate Court Discusses Damages Recoverable in September 11 Subrogation Case
Fourteen years after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, subrogation litigation arising from the attack remains pending. World Trade Center Properties and other leaseholders of World Trade Center property (collectively, “WTCP”) had just signed a 99-year lease with the Port Authority in spring 2001. Following the attack, WTCP was involved in litigation with its insurance carrier over the amount it was owed under their policies. WTCP and its carriers settled this dispute for approximately $4.1 billion. The carriers brought subrogation claims seeking to hold airlines and airline security companies civilly liable for alleged lax security that allowed hijackers to commandeer the planes which were used to destroy several WTC buildings and damage others. These subrogation claims were settled for approximately $1.2 billion. In the current litigation, WTCP argues that it is entitled to a portion of the $1.2 billion subrogation settlement.