Maniloff’s Top 10 coverage cases of 2007

One of the bright lights of legal writing and insurance coverage writing in particular is Randy Maniloff, a coverage lawyer in Philadelphia.  With a truckload of new readers here, this is a good time to bring you Randy’s annual look at the year’s ten most significant coverage decisions, the seventh consecutive time he was written this really difficult piece for Mealey’s Litigation Report.

I read it all — you’ve got to really like a writer who can make you laugh aloud when writing about insurance (the item on the global warming case broke me up) — and I guess I can’t disagree with the selections, except that if I was writing it, the Top 10 would all be Katrina cases, because that’s mostly what I’ve written about for the past year, so much so that I haven’t paid much attention to anything else.  I’d probably also make it the Top 11 and include Woo v. Fireman’s Fund, the case about Dr. Woo, aka " the pig-slayer," a dentist who put fake pig teeth in an anesthetized patient’s mouth and took pictures, which I wrote about at length here and here

Randy has been a good friend of this blog since back in the day, when my daily visitors were measured in the dozens (if I was lucky) rather than the thousands.  If you like the piece, let him know, his e-mail address is in the article.  When you’ve got a long piece of careful analysis that is also written with style and humor, you’ve got something pretty rare on your hands. It took a lot of effort and skill to do what he did.  Without further ado, here it is, 2007’s Top 10 coverage cases.



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3 Responses to Maniloff’s Top 10 coverage cases of 2007

  1. David,
    Thanks so much for posting this. I’m glad to see that in the midst of the Scruggs debacle that you still find time to post on other insurance coverage matters. Not that I’m complaining. I’ve been spell-bound by the Scruggs coverage as well.
    Keep up the good work.


    Biggest Katrina case was Senter in the Broussard decision. Looks like it will be overturned after the poor performance by the policyholder attorneys before the 5th Circuit. Insurance 2 (Leonard & Broussard) Policyholders 0. McIntosh with the Lecky King note coming to bat. RICO case in the hole.

  3. Around the web, February 11

    New York officials move to ban unlicensed private ownership of chemical/radiological detection equipment [Volokh, Village Voice] Insurance coverage litigation highlights of 2007 make a better read than anyone had a right to expect [Maniloff/Lexis via R…