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Insurer of New York Driver Involved in an Accident While Driving a U-haul Vehicle in North Carolina Did Not Have Sufficient Contacts With North Carolina to Warrant the Imposition of Long-arm Jurisdiction in a North Carolina Action, the New York Action Seeking Domestication of a North Carolina Default Judgment Should Have Been Dismissed

The First Department, reversing Supreme Court, in a full-fledged opinion by Justice Singh, in a matter of first impression, determined that the insurer of a New York State driver (Country-Wide) did not have sufficient contacts with North Carolina, where a U-Haul vehicle driven by the New York driver rear-ended the injured parties, to provide New York with jurisdiction. The insurer of the U-Haul vehicle (Repwest) sought to recover, in New York, the amount of the settlement after Country-Wide failed to appear in North Carolina. Repwest Ins. Co. v. Country-Wide Ins. Co., 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 06505, First Dept 10-2-18

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