In yet another set-back for the defense bar, the appellate division second department held in Dilon Med. Supply Corp. v Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 2006 NYSlipOp 50908(U), decided May 17, 2006 that requests for examinations under oath did not toll the thirty day rule as defendant failed to provide proof that the policy endorsements mandated by the new regulations were made a part of the applicable policy.
First, every policy issued or renewed is required by law to include the endorsement. Second, the claim involved appears to have arisen right when the new regulations went into effect, so it dealt with a situation where a plaintiff could call into question whether the new endorsement controlled. If plaintiff raised such an issue, defendant should have been afforded an opportunity to respond rather than ruling against them by fiat.