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Effective Date: September 10, 2014
Vol. 3, Iss. 13
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Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Leigh Steinberg –
The Greatest Sports Agent In History
The Real Jerry Maguire; The Real Forrest Gump; Sports Agent By Accident; The Leigh Steinberg Way; Being Star-Struck Just Once; Who Really Said “Show Me The Money!”
The man who Forbes called “the greatest sports agent in history” is frequently mentioned as the inspiration for Tom Cruise’s character in the hit movie Jerry Maguire. But when it comes to the agent who represented the number one overall pick in the NFL draft an unprecedented eight times, along with over 60 other first round picks, it is a life that is imitating art.

Randy Spencer’s Open Mic
Jewish Grandmother Insurance And Policies For Other Serious Gastronomic Risks

[Have Randy Spencer’s Stand-up Coach At Your Holiday Party Or Other Corporate Event]

MUST READ Reservation Of Rights Case (A Top 10 Case Of 2014)
Insurer wins coverage case but is found to owe $5 million because its ROR was not effective. If you read only one article in this issue of CO, make it this one.

8th White And Williams Coverage College Is Almost Here

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Sonia Waisman
The Coverage Lawyer Who Is No One-Trick Pony
Sonia Waisman, of California’s McCloskey, Waring & Waisman, LLP, is a veteran and accomplished insurance coverage lawyer. But she’s also one of the nation’s leading authorities on animal law. How this came to be is a story zoo won’t want to miss.

Insurer Cherry Bombs: Court Holds That Pollution Exclusion Does Not Apply To Fireworks [Yes, Fireworks]
Here is the latest entry in the category of unusual pollution exclusion cases.

A-L-Hi To Coverage For Pre-Tender Defense Costs:
ALI Principles Looking To Shift The Law

Over three times as many states preclude coverage for pre-tender defense, without the insurer needing to prove prejudice, than otherwise. But despite this lopsided score, the ALI Principles seem to be requiring an insurer to establish “substantial prejudice” to disclaim such coverage.

Court Holds That Labrador/Boxer Mix Is An Underinsured Motorist [Most Interesting Dog Bite Coverage Case Ever]

Court Declares Excess Policy Triggered Based On Insured’s Own Funding To Establish Exhaustion Of Primary
Insurers often argue that the insured’s participation, in funding underlying limits, is not permissible for establishing exhaustion to reach an excess policy. An appeals court permitted it.

Court’s Solution To Determining The Hourly Rate For Independent Counsel: Put It In The Policy
Is a simple solution to a complex problem out there for the taking?

Texas Appeals Court Provides Roadmap For Punitive Damages Coverage
Punitive damages, in some way, shape or form, are insurable in 38 states. Here’s one way how.

Mississippi Supreme Court Provides A Clinic In Plain Meaning To Preclude Coverage [Yes, Mississippi]
Courts usually say that the most important consideration for determining coverage is the language of the policy. The Mississippi Supreme Court showed how that works.

Tapas: Small Dishes Of Insurance Coverage News And Notes
·Rest In Peace Joan Rivers (Joan Rivers Meets The 7th Circuit)

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