SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
May 15, 1969
AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, APPELLANT, AND DESPARD & CO., INC., APPELLANT,
ATAKA & CO. ET AL., INTERVENORS-RESPONDENTS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
Concur -- Capozzoli, J. P., Tilzer, McGivern, Markewich and Nunez, JJ.
Under the common law, the New York statutory law and by virtue of the terms of the policy of Excess Marine Protection & Indemnity insurance covering the S. S. San Patrick, the respondent cargo claimants have no standing to sue or to intervene in the action by the plaintiff-appellant insurer. (Jackson v. Citizens Cas. Co., 277 N. Y. 385, 389; Insurance Law, § 167, subd. 4; § 112, subd. 2, par. [c], cl. ; § 46, subd. 21; Meridian Trading Corp. v. National Auto & Cas. Ins. Co., 45 Misc. 2d 847.)
Order entered December 16, 1968, granting respondents leave to intervene and to be added as parties defendant in this action for a declaratory judgment, unanimously reversed, on the law, with $30 costs and disbursements to appellants, and the motion denied.
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