|Matter of Global Liberty Ins. Co. of N.Y. v Top Q. Inc.|
|2019 NY Slip Op 06445 [175 AD3d 1131]|
|September 3, 2019|
|Appellate Division, First Department|
|Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.|
| In the Matter of Global Liberty Insurance Company of New
Top Q. Inc., as Assignee of Zurima Cole, Respondent.
Law Office of Jason Tenenbaum, P.C., Garden City (Jason Tenenbaum of counsel), for appellant.
Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Julia I. Rodriguez, J.), entered August 31, 2018, which denied the petition to vacate a master arbitrator's award, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, and the petition granted.
The master arbitrator's award was arbitrary because it irrationally ignored the controlling law that the no-fault policy issued by petitioner was void ab initio due to respondent's assignor's failure to attend duly scheduled independent medical exams (see Hereford Ins. Co. v Lida's Med. Supply, Inc., 161 AD3d 442, 443 [1st Dept 2018]; Matter of Global Liberty Ins. Co. v Professional Chiropractic Care, P.C., 139 AD3d 645, 646 [1st Dept 2016]; American Tr. Ins. Co. v Lucas, 111 AD3d 423, 424 [1st Dept 2013]). Concur—Sweeny, J.P., Renwick, Manzanet-Daniels, Tom, Oing, JJ.