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Some Needed Insurance in the Law Office
Steve Crislip 11/11/2015

We often joke that we lawyers knew more black letter law upon graduation from law school, or at the Bar Exam, than at any other time in our careers. It is always that pesky change that affects what we know. The statutory and the common law and the rules all change almost daily. Maybe that is where the phrase “practicing law” came from because you have to constantly practice dealing with changes in order to survive as a lawyer. In 1967 U.K. Prime Minister Harold Wilson said: “He who rejects change is the architect of decay.” view more

2015 Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar
Lee Craig 6/8/2015

What follows is a blog post by me on June 25, 2009. I can't resist reposting it because the 2015 Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar is nine days away. The Program Chair this year is the below-mentioned Chris Martin. view more

Insurance for Lawyers
Steve Crislip 6/2/2015

We advise, defend, and prosecute insurance-related claims regularly. Lawyers sometimes do not pay close enough attention to their own coverages, however. You should have a basic system to review and check all your coverages on a regular basis. We were trained as lawyers, not business owners. view more

Vermont Supreme Court Reaffirms Strict Adherence to the Economic Loss Rule – And Takes It Even Further?
Walter E. Judge Jr. 4/21/2015

I have previously reported on the Vermont Supreme Court’s strict adherence to the Economic Loss Rule (ELR), and noted that some observers might find this surprising, since the Vermont Supreme Court is generally regarded as “liberal” and sympathetic to claimants/victims/plaintiffs. Yet the Court has repeatedly denied tort-based recovery to claimants, citing the ELR. The Court’s adoption and adherence to the ELR goes back as far as 1998. view more

Vermont Superior Court Finds Coverage for Alleged Sexual Assault on Student Overseas Under Endorsement to CGL Policy Issued To School with Study Abroad Program
Walter E. Judge Jr. 3/5/2015

The Sharon Academy v. Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company, et al., Vermont Superior Court, Docket No. 442-7-13 Wncv (Feb. 25, 2015). view more

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