Home Page The Publication The Editor Contact Information Insurance Key issues Book Subscribe

Coverage Opinions is a monthly electronic newsletter reporting and providing commentary on just-issued decisions from courts nationally addressing insurance coverage disputes. Coverage Opinions focuses on decisions that concern numerous issues under commercial general liability and professional liability insurance policies. A careful selection process ensures that only decisions that address coverage issues of broad interest are featured. Every issue of Coverage Opinions also includes an interview with a leading figure in the insurance industry or prominent lawyer.

Some of the topics to be addressed in Coverage Opinions include duty to defend; reservation of rights; insured’s right to independent counsel; late notice; pre-tender defense costs; choice of law; insurer’s right to reimbursement of defense costs; insured’s right to recover attorney’s fees in coverage litigation; number of occurrences; coverage for innocent co-insureds; is emotional injury “bodily injury”; a variety of personal and advertising injury issues; claims made “timing” issues; construction defect; indemnification and additional insured issues; pollution exclusion; trigger of coverage; allocation; insurability of punitive damages; relationship between primary and excess insurers; bad faith; and general issues in coverage litigation.

• Unlike some publications that report on insurance coverage decisions
that must be purchased, Coverage Opinions is free.
• Unlike some publications that only tell you what the court said,
Coverage Opinions tells you what it means.
Coverage Opinions is written and edited by Randy Maniloff of White and Williams, LLP, author of the “Top 10 Coverage Cases of the Year” article for the past fifteen years. Similar to the “Top 10,” Coverage Opinions focuses on decisions that may influence other courts.

Maniloff is also the co-author of General Liability Insurance Coverage -- Key Issues In Every State (Oxford University Press; 2nd Edition 2012) (3rd Edition 2015) an 800 page desk reference book, written with Professor Jeffrey Stempel of UNLV Law School, that quickly and conveniently provides the law in every state for 21 important liability coverage issues.
For more information click on the Insurance “Key Issues” link.

From 2008 to 2012 Maniloff published Binding Authority, an award-winning e-mail newsletter that provided summaries and in-depth analysis of just-issued significant insurance coverage decisions.

Website by Balderrama Design Copyright Randy Maniloff All Rights Reserved