Brentwood, NY asked in Contracts, Business Law and Insurance Defense for New York

Q: I live in Suffolk county NY. I want to take a travel insurance company to small claims but theyre based in Missouri.

Where would i make the claim? The insurance was purchased online along with travel package through groupon

1 Lawyer Answer
Sarah Elena Gold
Sarah Elena Gold
  • Albany, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You won't be able to make the claim in small claims court in NY. The Defendant must reside, work or have a business address within the five western towns of Suffolk County. You'd have to bring the claim in county court, which will be considerably more expensive and may be cost prohibitive depending on the size of the claim. In the alternative, if you believe the action to be fraudulent, you may want to contact the NY or MO Attorney General's office.

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