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Vol. 7, Iss. 4
May 9, 2018


Announcing The Winners Of The Longest Name Of A Party Contest

In mid-March the Northern District of California decided Polar-Mohr Maschinenvertriebsgesellschaft GMBH Co. KG v. Zurich, No. 17-1804 (N.D. Calif. March 15, 2018). Yes, that’s really the name of the insured.

As I discussed in the last issue of Coverage Opinions, that’s gotta be the longest name of an insured in the history of insurance. I declared the decision the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious of insurance coverage.

I mentioned, kinda off the cuff, that I would send a complimentary copy of the 4th edition of Insurance Key Issues to the first person who could send me any case – insurance or not -- involving a party with a longer name. I was not expecting to hear from anyone. Lo, and behold, I heard from two CO readers who took me up on the challenge.

There was Andrew Zotos, of CNA in Princeton, New Jersey, who alerted me to this mouthful of a party name:

I Am The Beast Six Six Six Of The Lord Of Hosts In Edmond Frank Macgillivray Jr Now. I Am The Beast Six Six Six Of The Lord Of Hosts Iefmjn. I Am The Beast Six Six Six Of The Lord Of Hosts. I Am The Beast Six Six Six Otlohiefmjn. I Am The Beast Sssotlohiefmjn. I Am The Beast Six Six Six. Beast Six Six Six Lord.

The Plaintiff maintains that this is his actual name, having purportedly renounced his given name. In a footnote, the court mentioned that it would refer to plaintiff as “I am the beast.” Good idea.

You need proof of this? I understand. I would too. Here you go:


I also heard from Victor Lund, of The Mahoney Law Firm in Minneapolis, who brought to my attention John H. Krutsch, et al., Respondents, v. Walter H. Collin GmBh Verfahrenstechnik Und Maschinenfabric, 495 N.W.2d 208 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993).

But Victor went a step further. He didn’t just alert me to the case. No. He actually represented a party. And not just any party. He represemted Walter H Collin Gmbh VERFAHRENSTECHNIK UND MASCHINENFABRIC. Total show-off!

The CO Prize Patrol will be paying visits to Andrew and Victor to deliver copies of the 4th edition of Insurance Key Issues. Congratulations!

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