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Coverage Opinions
Effective Date: December 3, 2014
Vol. 3, Iss. 16
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Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
George Mitchell’s Secret; Senator And Backseat Driver; Saying No To The U.S. Supreme Court; The Partisan Divide; The State Of The Union; The Secret Of George Mitchell’s Success; The Bespoke Joke
George Mitchell, former Majority Leader of the United States Senate and Statesman, has achieved unparalleled accomplishments. Of course that’s a measure of success. But there is another one – the tremendous respect that he earned along the way. I had the privilege of speaking with this legendary politician and peacemaker. And you won’t believe the secret that he shared with me.

Randy Spencer’s Open Mic
Tom And Jerry Go To Court

Love It And List It:
“14th Annual Ten Most Significant Coverage Decisions Of The Year”

2014: The Year In Review

The Selection Process: Ten Most Significant Coverage Decisions Of 2014

Ewing Construction Company v. Amerisure Insurance Company
(Texas Supreme Court)

What Could Have Been For The Contractual Liability Exclusion

Travelers Indemnity Co. v. AAA Waterproofing
(District of Colorado)

How To Achieve “Additional Insured” Cost Sharing For Construction Defects

Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc.
(California Supreme Court)

Scaling Back Implied Trade Disparagement And Slashing Coverage For Markdowns
Guest Author: Joshua A. Mooney

IMG Worldwide, Inc. v. Westchester Fire Insurance Company
(6th Circuit Court of Appeals)

Excess Insurers’ Chins Should Drop Down

Tidyman's Management Services Inc. v. Davis
(Montana Supreme Court)

Supreme Court Awards The Entire Kitchen For Insurer’s Breach Of The Duty To Defend

Advantage Builders & Exteriors, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co.
(Missouri Court of Appeals)

The Loudest Case Yet To Conclude That A Reservation Of Rights Letter Was Ineffective For Lack Of An Adequate Explanation

Quihuis v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co.
(Arizona Supreme Court)

Insurer Can Litigate Facts Determinative Of Both Liability And Coverage
Following A Consent Judgment

National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Coinstar, Inc.
(District of Washington)

Solving The Dispute Over The Rate To Pay Independent Counsel

Henriquez-Disla v. Allstate Property & Casualty Company
(District of Pennsylvania)

Opinion-aided: Courts Granting Policyholders Access To Outside Coverage Counsel’s Opinion Letters

Minnesota Life Insurance Company v. Columbia Casualty Company
(Mississippi Supreme Court)

The Extended Reporting Period: A Lesson Before Denying

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