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Effective Date: April 8, 2015
Vol. 4, Iss. 4
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General Liability Insurance Coverage – Key Issues in Every State
Justice Sotomayor And Key Issues
Insurers Buying Book In Bulk

Sales of the 3rd Edition of General Liability Insurance Coverage – Key Issues in Every State have been through the roof! The book had a special moment involving U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With
New York Times #1 Best Selling Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson DeMille, whose thrillers take up residency on The New York Times Best Sellers list, talked to me about his new take on an old insurance story.

Randy Spencer’s Open Mic
Man Sues Dog: Court Finds That Insurer Had Duty To Defend
German Shorthaired Pointer

When April Fools’ Day Goes To Court
The Wall Street Journal and Harrods go to war over a joke

Jets And Sharks And Insurance Coverage: Judicial Writing At Its Finest
Cleverly written judicial opinions are such a pleasure to read. This one really pulled it off.

Minneapolis’s Star Tribune Op-ed: The Target Data Breach: Settlement Data Suffers From A Breach Of Common Sense
I had the privilege of publishing an Op-ed, in Minneapolis’s Star Tribune, concerning the recent settlement of the Target data breach class actions. The Target settlement achieved a benefit. But at a great disproportion to the costs

Well That Was Easy: Construction Defect: One Insurer’s Simple Solution To It All
Forget all that complexity over coverage for construction defects. One insurer found a simple solution to it all.

Court Allows Insurer To Settle And Then Seek Recovery Of Uncovered Damages
It can be the solution to many coverage challenges. But not every court will allow it. This one did.

Don Ho-ly Cow: Designated Premises Endorsement: Insurers Need To Consider A Change
[Top 10 Case Of The Year Candidate]

Sometimes a decision must require insurers to consider going back to the drawing board on a policy provision.

Just Because It Looks Like A Duck: When Bodily Injury Is Not “Bodily Injury”
Insurer does not owe a defense, under a policy that provides coverage for damages for “bodily injury,” for a complaint that had a lot to say about bodily injury.

Insurer Providing A Defense Need Not Fund Insured’s Counterclaim
Court provides a tutorial on how to address an insured’s demand that its defense include work related to its pursuit of a counterclaim.

Tapas: Small Dishes Of Insurance Coverage News And Notes
Bar’s policy that excludes assault & battery is not illusory

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