I’m going to be speaking at Mississippi State University’s Insurance Day — I’m not sure if I’ll be speaking on April 1 or April 2, but I’ll get back to you soon when I clarify that. Here’s a link to sign up to attend — there’s a list of the speakers.
It’s going to be about the time of the Scruggs trial, if there is one, so I might stop in Oxford to pay my respects. Unfortunately from the standpoint of doing everything I would like to in Mississippi, this is a very crazy busy time for me at work, so I can’t stay long. I’m sure I’ll be back — maybe to do interviews for that book I’ve been talking about.
What am I going to talk about? Well, I’ve been working on an hour-long speech about the nuances of anti-concurrent causation, including a really, really in-depth look at some case law from the ’60s . . . . What are you kidding me, I’m gonna talk about Scruggs, of course!!
Scruggs, Scruggs and more Scruggs, a veritable Scruggs-o-rama, a Scruggs-a-thon, a Scruggstacular, a Scruggsation. And Hood. Oh yes, I am definitely gonna talk some Hood. Jim Hood, if you show up there I can do that interview with you I’ve been wanting to do — I am gonna have a tape recorder with me! And about Katrina litigation, yes indeed, I will talk about all that.
Look, I like intellectual discourse as much as the next person, I like nuances, and mental challenges and all that, or I wouldn’t be an insurance coverage litigator in the first place. But let’s face it, I’m also the guy who came straight off the farm in North Dakota and went down to Phoenix to be a crime reporter, driving around with the Crips and the Bloods and all, and I even got yelled at by John McCain a time or two (that was after I left the crime beat, didn’t see much of J-Mac in the projects). So what I’m trying to say is I like excitement and sensationalism too — wouldn’t have been much of a crime reporter if I didn’t — and we’re gonna talk about the sensational stuff, the really good stuff. That’s what we’re gonna talk about. But if folks want to ask questions, I can leave time for that. I have only one requirement — don’t make fun of my accent.
If you have a particular topic or event or issue you’d like me to talk about, tell me in the comments or in an e-mail. I can’t promise anything, but I will consider requests.