Monthly Archives: June 2010

Corporate Insurance Blog nominated to Lexis’ Insurance Law Community’s Top 50 Insurance Blogs for 2009!

I was pleasantly surprised this evening to see that Lexis’ Insurance Law Community has nominated the Corporate Insurance Blog as one of its Top 50 Insurance Blogs for 2009.  Here is how Lexis describes the Corporate Insurance Blog:

Corporate Insurance Blog

https://corporateinsuranceblog.com/

Written and Maintained by Scott Godes

This blog is for corporate policyholders, risk managers, and in-house counsel who deal with insurance policies, programs, purchases, renewals, claims, and recovery. It offers a fresh perspective, top notch writing, keen insight, and tackles the tough issues head on.

Thanks, Lexis, for the kind words!

If Lexis were taking viewer votes, I would ask that you surf over to the virtual polling place and When Lexis e-mails you with the link to vote (see the update below), please vote early and often for this humble blog.  You can still comment on the Lexis ILC page to let them know that they made the right choice.

Update (6/29/10):  My friend, Karen Yotis, who is the Community Manager – LexisNexis Insurance Law Center Content Development/Web 2.0, e-mailed me to give me more information about the ILC Top 50 Insurance Blog nomination.  Karen explained that there will be voting, and it will take place via an e-mailed link at some point mid-July.  So keep your eyes open.  Karen also gave me the go-ahead to use the spiffy new graphic in the post.

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This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2010.

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Join Me for “The Hot Buttons in Asbestos Insurance Litigation”

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010. from 2:00 – 3:40 pm (Eastern).  I’m going to be part of a panel discussing “The Hot Buttons in Asbestos Insurance Litigation.”

We’re going to cover:

  • The Keasbey ruling: contribution and trigger
  • Allocation–pro rata or all sums: jurisdictions still at play, choice of law and related
  • Aggregate limits and “non-products” disputes
  • Insurance and bankruptcy: the current landscape
  • This discussion qualifies for between 1.5 to 2.0 continuing legal education (CLE) credits, depending on state requirements. View the CLE credit details.

    Want to sign up?  Purchase the teleconference Audio Package (includes MP3 audio recording files and handbook on CD). To order or learn more, click here, call 484-324-2755, or email allison.emery@litigationconferences.com.

    Disclaimer:

    This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2010.

    “When Did ‘AIG’ Become A 4-Letter Word?”

    Remember “AIG”?  Wasn’t it reported that “AIG [Had] Beg[un A] Name Change to AIU”?  But was it the case, as CNNMoney stated, that “Maybe AIU sounded too much like AIG?” thereby leading to a “new company[, which] is Chartis“?

    After the name change(s), what happens in insurance coverage disputes?  Should AIG member companies be able to preclude the use of the name “AIG”?  Insurance Law360 has published a piece that I wrote explaining why AIG member insurance companies should not be able to preclude the name “AIG” from ever seeing the light of day.  Here’s the opening paragraph:

    Remember the days when AIG was a company and a name with which the insurance companies within the AIG umbrella wanted to be affiliated? It seems that those days are long past. In fact, AIG insurance companies have asked courts to rule in limine that policyholders cannot even mention AIG at trial. Any such efforts should be rejected outright.

    The piece notes that in “cases involving AIG member insurance companies, such as Lexington Insurance Company, National Union Insurance Company, and others, AIG likely was involved with the policy and the claim.”  Then the piece discusses the reasons why the name “AIG” is relevant and not unduly prejudicial to the AIG member insurance companies.  Want to see more?  Click on through for the full article.

    Disclaimer:

    This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2010.

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