2007: The Year of the Pig
New Nasty Claim Threat: Contingent Commissions
Athletic Achievement: Tiger Woods
Furthest Fall from Grace: Dickie Scruggs
Coolest New Gadget: Streaming Video
Hottest Coverage Issue: “Occurrence”
2005: The Year of the Rooster
Top New Claim Threat: Hurricane Katrina
Athletic Achievement: Roger Federer
Furthest Fall from Grace: Scott Gilbert
Coolest New Gadget: HD Television
Hottest Coverage Issue: Absolute Pollution Exclusion
New Jersey State Senator Nia H. Gill has introduced Senate Bill 2766 into the New Jersey State Senate to temporarily prohibit the use of credit-based insurance scoring by property-casualty insurers in rate-making for personal lines insurance coverage...
You didn’t know you were part of the sexiest industry on the planet, did you? Me neither. At least until I heard about http://www.sexyinsurance.com/ . I’ll pause here while you click on the link. I mean, with a name like “sexy insurance”...
2002: The Year of the Horse
Top New Claim Threat: Terrorism
Athletic Achievement: New England Patriots
Furthest Fall from Grace: Salt Lake City Winter Olympics
Coolest New Gadget: GPS
Hottest Coverage Issue: Vanishing Premiums
The Five Biggest...
In our opinion, the most significant insurance ruling in Oregon over the past ten years is the Oregon Supreme Court’s decision in Holloway v. Republic Indemnity Co. of America , 341 Or. 642 (2006). The “central issue” in that case was...
2000, 2001, 2002 – Of the final decisions issued by the California courts during those years which had a significant impact on insurers over the course of this decade, in addition to what Mike Aylward notes, I would add the following:
With news from Google that it can predict flu outbreaks based on key-word searches – searches using the term “flu” itself or symptoms such as “sore throat,” “fever” or “general crankiness” (See http...
The Five Most Important Insurance Coverage Rulings of 2000:
Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Seven Provinces Ins. Co., 217 F.3d 33 (1st Cir. 2000).
The First Circuit ruled that a reinsurer could be sued for unfair claims handling and bad faith based...
2004: The Year of the Monkey
Top New Claim Threat: Eliot Spitzer Athletic Achievement: Boston Red Sox Furthest Fall from Grace: Britney Spears Coolest New Gadget: Apple I Pods Hottest Coverage Issue: Wardrobe Malfunctions
The year of Spitzer...
You're invited to access a FREE DOWNLOAD of "Thriller: 9th Annual Review of the Year’s Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions” and the 2 nd Annual “Coverage for Dummies” special report, an article that Sarah...
Early in my career when I was doing legal work for London insurers, we communicated with our U.K. clients using telex , a technology that is to communications what smacking clothes on a rock is to cleaning fabric. It seemed a huge leap when we progressed...
It was the decade with no name. Ten years that turned the world upside down.
The decade began with concern over the millennial impact of a mathematical oddity but was ultimately dominated by two iconic events—one natural and one spawned by evil...
2003: The Year of the Sheep
Top New Claim Threat: SARS
Athletic Achievement: Lance Armstrong
Furthest Fall from Grace: Martha Stewart
Coolest New Gadget: DVD Camcorders
Hottest Coverage Issue: Sue and Labor Clauses
The Five Most Important...
2001. For those of us of a certain age it was, like 1984, a year in which remembered symmetries clashed with current realities. For many, it was the year in which the new century finally began. By the fall, it was clear to all that we had entered a new...