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Vol. 8 - Issue 5
May 31, 2019


#DateYourselfIn5Words - Leading Coverage Lawyers Version


I’m not much of a Twitter-guy.  But I saw something on the social media site a couple of weeks back that was kinda neat.  It was called #DateYourselfIn5Words.  It was just like it sounded.  People posted five words that gave a clue as to their age.    

Here are a few of my favorites:

• The smell of a mimeograph

• Please be kind and rewind

• TV test pattern after midnight

So I thought about it myself.  And, as I am wont to do, did so insurance coverage style.  I came up with this: New trigger decision faxed around

Then I wondered how others would respond to it - also insurance coverage style.  So I reached out to some prominent coverage lawyers, who have been around long enough, that I knew they’d have clever responses.  And, not surprisingly, this gang did not disappoint.  Here’s what they came up with.

Florida: defects not occurrence (yet)
Stephen Berry
General Counsel
Builders Insurance Group

New Jersey warehouse of boxes
Mary Borja
Wiley Rein, LLP
Washington, D.C.

Send it by air mail
Robert Marc Chemers
Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered

Wellington -- beef not an agreement
Mike Marick
Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP

We are a manifestation carrier
Brad Mortensen
Kennedys CMK

Keene establishes the triple trigger
Jerry Oshinsky
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP 
Los Angeles

Trigger meant Roy Rogers’ horse
Neil Selman
Selman Breitman LLP   
Los Angeles

Regulatory Estoppel voids pollution exclusion
Chuck Spevacek
Meagher & Geer, PLLP


Thank you to everyone who participated.

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