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Legalese Contaminates a High Court’s Coverage Opinion

      Lawyers and judges often find it hard to remember that their professional worlds are steeped in jargon and legalese that the average layperson neither uses in everyday life nor understands.  A majority of the New York Court of Appeals (New York’s highest court) recently succumbed to the belief that a technical legal definition of a phrase in an insurance policy necessarily equates with the everyday “ordinary” definition of the phrase. Read More

Welcome (Once Again)

WelcomeLife, professional and personal, occasionally intrudes on us and takes us away from some of the things that are important.  Such intrusions in my life took me away from the Insurance Recovery Journal very shortly after I launched it last year.  Rather than pretend that the blog didn’t flat-line for a year, I am admitting it here and am pleased to be able to re-launch it now.  I can’t improve on the introduction that was posted last July, as a synopsis of the philosophy that will guide the IRJ, so here it is again.    Read More

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