Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Patricia D'Alvia for appellant.
Charles E. Closter for respondents.
Chief Judge BREITEL and Judges JASEN, GABRIELLI, JONES, WACHTLER, FUCHSBERG and COOKE concur.
Court of Appeals of the State of New York.
The order of the Appellate Division should be reversed.
While it is true that policies of insurance are to be construed liberally in favor of the insured and strictly against the insurer, where the provisions of the policy are clear and unambiguous, they must be given their plain and ordinary meaning, and courts should refrain from rewriting the agreement (State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v Westlake<...
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