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Effective Date: June 4, 2014
Vol. 3, Iss. 9
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Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Roy Black
His Legendary Career And Obsession; Fantastic Blog; Having A Crystal Ball; Searching For Sugar Man; Repping Justin Bieber

In an era when we are too quick to throw around the legend label, Roy Black truly deserves it as a trial lawyer. He tried a second-degree murder case on his second day practicing law. This was the beginning of four decades representing people who have everything to lose.

Randy Spencer’s Open Mic
Cheese Wheel: The Strangest Auto Insurer You’ve Ever Seen

[Also -- Check out Randy Spencer’s Open Mic featured by the ABA Journal]

Coverage Cases In The Right Judicial Hands
Certain coverage cases just belong in certain courts. Consider some coverage cases over the years that thankfully ended up in the right judicial hands.

Please Join Me June 19th At The CPCU Society Philadelphia Chapter’s Breakfast Meeting (You Need Not Be A CPCU Member)

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett Responds To Coverage Opinions
In the last issue of Coverage Opinions I wrote over 2,000 words making the case that Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is the most important liability insurance coverage judge in America. Justice Willett took to Twitter to respond.

The Mousetrap: The 180 Year Old Coverage Dispute
I have discovered the oldest continuously running insurance coverage dispute. It started in 1835 and the answer still remains elusive.

Punitive Damages: Insurable In 38 States
The Sometimes Oversimplified Issue

There may be as many as a dozen possible answers to the question whether punitive damages are insurable. And they are insurable in some way, shape or form in at least 38 states.

Chickens And Eggs: What Comes First: Underlying Case Or Coverage Case?
It is one of the most frequently occurring and important issues on the coverage landscape. An underlying action is going to be ready for trial before a declaratory judgment action will be resolved. So what happens when a pre-trial settlement demand, within policy limits, is presented to the insurer, for a claim that it does not believe is covered. For some reason, guidance on this important issues can sometimes be unclear, inconsistent or just plain elusive.

A Faulty Workmanship—“Occurrence” Case Worth Reading
Construction defect coverage cases have become so abundant that it has become difficult to find something unique about them – something that makes them worthwhile to take note. The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, just issued one that falls within the worthy of note category.

ALI Annual Meeting: Update On The “Principles Of The Law Of Liability Insurance”

Tapas: Small Dishes Of Insurance Coverage News And Notes
·DRI Brings Back Its Three-Part “Insurance 101” Webcast Series    
·Washington Federal Court: Case Of First Impression Concerning Bad Faith Failure To, Er, Seattle

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