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Vol. 8 - Issue 8
September 25, 2019


Encore: Randy Spencer’s Open Mic

Thanksgiving And Insurance Coverage: They Go Together Like Peas And Carrots








You would think that Thanksgiving is one of a few days a year when insurance coverage could just take a break.  A day when insurance policies and claims could just sit down on the sofa and drift into a deep turkey-induced nap.  But insurance coverage gets no rest – even on one of the most restful and lazy days of the year.  Consider the amount of coverage litigation over the years involving Thanksgiving and its many symbols.  These are all real cases.  I promise.   

Capel v. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp., 62 A.3d 582 (Conn. Ct. App. Apr. 2, 2013)

Jenkins v. Mayflower Insurance Exchange, 380 P.2d 145 (Ariz. 1963)

Hodgate v. Pilgrim Insurance Company, 2013 WL 812178 (Conn. Super. Ct. Feb. 1, 2013)

Puritan Insurance Co. v. County of Wayne, 536 N.W.2d 777 (Mich. 1995)

Duryee v. Pie Mutual Insurance Co., 1998 WL 832180 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 1, 1998)

American Traditions Ins. Co. v. Whirlpool Corp., 2013 WL 4648476 (M.D.Fla. Aug. 29, 2013)

Thanksgiving Home, Inc. v. U.S. Distributing, Inc. v. St. Paul Travelers Companies, 2006 WL 2726139 (N.D.N.Y. Dec. 15, 2006)

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. v. Fox Turkey Farms, Inc., 301 F.2d 697 (8th Cir. 1962)

State Insurance Fund v. David A. Gobble, 755 P.2d 653 (Ok. 1988)

Corn v. Farmers Insurance Co., 2013 WL 5946942 (Ark. Nov. 7, 2013)

Irwin Potato Farms v. Mutual Service Casualty Ins., 2003 WL 21419427 (Mich. Ct. App. June 19, 2003)

Essex Insurance Co. v. The Great Pumpkin, LLC, 2008 WL 550038 (D.S.C. Feb. 26, 2008)

MISR Insurance Co. v. El-Yam Bulk Carriers, 80 F.R.D. 438 (1978)

Hartford Insurance Co. v. Ocean Spray Cranberries, 1999 WL 529302 (E.D. Pa. July 23, 1999)

Food Parade, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 968 A.2d 724 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2009)

Thursday A. Booker v. Classified Insurance Corp., 568 N.W.2d 320 (Wisc. Ct. App. 1997)

John Smith v. Lexington Insurance Co., 2007 WL 4374229 (E.D. La. Dec. 13, 2007)

New World Frontier, Inc. v. Mount Vernon Fire Insurance Co., 676 N.Y.S.2d 648 (App. Div. 1998)

Mom’s Old Fashioned Gravy v. USF&G, 784 P.2d 936 (Mont. 1989)

National Farmers Union Ins. Companies v. Crow Tribe of Indians of Montana, 560 F.Supp. 213 (D. Mont. 1983) 


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