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Effective Date: July 16, 2014
Vol. 3, Iss. 11
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Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Stanley Feldman,
Former Chief Justice Of The Arizona Supreme Court
The Unfair Liberal Label; More Important Than Charles Barkley;
An Insurance Coverage First; Morris And Darner; Decapitation To Cure Dandruff

Stanley Feldman, the former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, is often labeled a liberal. But to sum up a Supreme Court Justice’s two-decade career in one word is simply not fair. Those lawyers doing so would surely object to having their own careers described as mediocre simply because they lost some cases. The former Arizona Chief Justice was kind enough to speak with me about his career and being labeled as the champion for the little guy.

Randy Spencer’s Open Mic
Biting Off Someone’s Nose: It Snot An Occurrence

July 4th: You May Not Have Known This
Did you know that ten states have statutes that preclude sales tax on the retail sale of American flags?

Stars Of TBS -- Sullivan & Son And Pete Holmes -- Read Coverage Opinions

Feng Shui And Insurance Coverage
Can you get coverage for $50,000 for a Feng Shui consultant that you hired before reopening your dental office after a fire?

The Shot Dog Heard ‘Round The World: Missouri High Court Finally Rules In Sluggerrr (The Kansas City Royals Mascot) Case
The Royals’s mascot, Sluggerrr, a furry lion, tossed a hotdog into the stands, hit a fan in the eye and caused serious injuries. Litigation ensued. Five years later one of my all-time favorite cases is still going strong.

A-L-Aye Yi Yi: The Next Chapter In “The Principles Project”
Several of the sections of Chapters 1 and 2 of the ALI Principles have been met with insurer concerns. Chapter 3 is next up. Here’s a brief look at one provision that strikes me as very problematic for insurers.

The Latest Pollution Exclusion Scorecard
The preparation of the 3rd Edition of “General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues In Every State” is underway. Including the staggering 67 new cases decided since the 2nd Edition (early 2011), here is the current national scorecard on the Pollution Exclusion.

The “You” Issue: Following South Dakota Supreme Court’s Decision ISO Needs To, Err, Rushmore To Fix Its CGL Policy
Are Additional Insureds really supposed to get more coverage than Named Insureds? Take a look at a recent supreme court decision that justifies ISO’s consideration whether a change to its bread and butter CGL form is in order.

Serving An Absolut Exclusion Straight Up
Based on the Absolute Pollution Exclusion experience, it may not be unreasonable to wonder if something called the “Absolute Auto Exclusion,” contained in a CGL policy, is really so absolute after all.

Hoosier Maneuver: How To Crack The Indiana Pollution Exclusion Nut
Indiana is the hardest state in the country for insurers to prevail on the Pollution Exclusion. See how two insures figured out how to do so.

Tapas: Small Dishes Of Insurance Coverage News And Notes
· Ewing’s Undoing?: 5th Circuit Holds That Contractual Liability Exclusion Precludes Coverage For Garden Variety Construction Defect Claim
· Latest Entry In The Moronic Class Action Category
· Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Revisit PMA v. Aetna After Nearly 60 Years
· Montana Supreme Court To Address Late Notice—Prejudice Issue

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