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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46460 Judge Prus PLAINTIFF SOUGHT to recover for no-fault services. Defendant, an Arizona corporation which is the sole insurer for U-Haul Inc., itself an Arizona corporation, argued that because it neither writes, sells nor solicits insurance policies in New York City, the court lacked jurisdiction under New York City CivIl Court Act (CCA) �404. Plaintiff argued that defendant was subject to jurisdiction because customers renting U-Haul vehicles may purchase additional insurance underwritten by defendant. Referring to Republic Western Insurance Co. v. State of Texas and NYC Medical and Neurodiagnostic PC v. Republic Western Insurance Co. and applying agency relationship principles set out in Kreutter v. McFadden Oil Corp., the court ruled that U-Haul can be considered defendant’s agent. Thus U-Haul’s sale of additional coverage underwritten by defendant constitutes transaction of business in New York City by defendant, subjecting it to CCA �404(a)(1).

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