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Vol. 8 - Issue 10
November 20, 2019


Winners Of the Insurance Haiku Contest And Autographed Grisham Book


The response to the Insurance Haiku Contest was overwhelming.  Haiku contests have always done well, but this one was off the charts.  There were about 150 entries!  As I said, CO readers love a challenge.  

The only downside was that I could not respond to everyone who entered to say thanks and for the kind words about CO that many included.  Believe me, I appreciated everything said.  And the haikus about me were funny (as was the limerick about me that someone submitted).  Please do not think of me as a jerk if I did not reply to say thanks.        

With that many entries it was no easy task to choose a winner.  After a lot of thought and more thought and hand wringing and asking a colleague for his thoughts, I am pleased to announce the following winners:

First Prize

We reserve our rights
We cite the whole policy
Insured screams bad faith

Bill Sterling
Westfield Insurance

Bill will get an autographed copy of The Guardians, John Grisham’s just-released legal thriller.

Second Prize

Intentional stabs
Insurer says no cover
Now negligent stabs

Robert Chemers
Pretzel & Stouffer

Robert will get a copy of the 4th edition of Insurance Key Issues.

Honorable Mentions

Construction Defect
Will it be an occurrence?
What state are you in?

Gregory O’Brien
Cavitch Familo & Durkin

The policy gives
The exclusions take away
Confusion remains

Andy D’Entremont
Epic Brokers

Within coverage?
If an ambiguity
Answer will be yes


Greg, Andy and Anonymous will have their lives changed by receiving a fantastic Coverage Opinions pen.

Thank you to all who entered!


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