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Effective Date: January 8, 2020
Vol. 9 - Issue 1
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Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Samantha Power
Samantha Power set out to be a sports journalist. She ended up as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. These days Power is a professor at Harvard Law School. The former diplomat shared with me her unique road. It started the day she asked herself if she "should be doing something more useful than thinking about sports all the time."

Randy Spencer's Open Mic
More Insurance Coverage New Year's Resolutions

Encore: Randy Spencer's Open Mic
Real Life Christmas Story: Child's Tongue Freezes To A Pole. Is It Covered?

Federal Government To Now Review All Insurer Disclaimer Letters

Contest: Please Help To Solve An Argument Between My Wife And Me
Cast Your Vote For Who Is Right

Improper ROR = Loss Of Coverage Defenses

Tapas: Small Dishes Of Insurance Coverage
• Utah: A Very Tough State For Insureds For Construction Defect Coverage 
• 9th Circuit: You Can "Occupy" A Vehicle While Being Outside Of It

19th Annual "Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of The Year"
(listed in order decided)

The Cases That Were King In 2019: Introduction And Selection Process

Steadfast Insurance Company v. Greenwich Insurance Company (Supreme Court Of Wisconsin)
Insurer Can Recover Its Attorney's Fees To Secure Coverage From Another Insurer

Abbey/Land v. Glacier Construction Partners, LLC (Supreme Court Of Montana)
Collusive Settlement And Consent Judgement: Remedy Is Dismissal And Not Simply Reduction Of Settlement Amount

West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ixthus Medical Supply (Supreme Court Of Wisconsin)
"Knowing Violation of Rights of Another" Exclusion May Be Difficult To Apply To Duty To Defend

First Acceptance Insurance Company v. Hughes (Supreme Court Of Georgia)
Insurer's Potential Liability For An Excess Verdict Requires A Valid Demand Within Limits

RSUI Indemnity Company v. New Horizon Kids Quest Inc. (8th Circuit)
Despite Primary's Decision, Excess Insurer Has Right To Seek Allocation Between Covered And Uncovered Claims

Seneca Specialty Ins. Co. v. DB Ins. Co. C.D. Calif.)
One Insurer Sues Another For Bad Faith (It Wins – Be Careful What You Wish For)

Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co. v. DVO, Inc. (7th Cir.)
A Judicial Rarity: Exclusion Makes Coverage Illusory

Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Company (Supreme Court Of Washington)
Claims Adjuster Can Not Be Sued For Bad Faith Under Washington's Consumer Protection Act

T-Mobile USA Inc. v. Selective Insurance Company (Supreme Court Of Washington)
Court Opens The Door To Certificates Of Insurance Creating Additional Insured Rights

In re: Verizon Insurance Coverage Appeals (Supreme Court Of Delaware)
Court Defines The Term "Securities Claim"

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