You may have noticed a lack of posting to this blog. As some of you know, I’ve taken a position with Thomson Reuters working on Westlaw Journals (f/k/a Andrews Litigation Reporters). I started in April and ‘graduated’ from training earlier this month.
Right now, I work on the Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage. So, I’m monitoring all of the news on insurance coverage litigation, writing about cases, etc. The team in Wayne is awesome. I’ve learned so much already from the copy team and through my training about journalistic writing. (All notwithstandings and neverthelesses have gone out the window.)
Here are some of the cases that I’ve written about that have been published on the website. You’ll note that headline writing is a craft and I’m still practicing:
- N.Y. high court paves way for policyholders’ claims to billion-dollar pot: May 14 (Westlaw Journals) – Policyholders are entitled to a choice-of-law analysis in determining whether insurance law in New York or in the policyholder’s home state applies to their claims in an insurer’s billion-dollar insolvency, the state’s highest court has ruled.
- Restaurant must serve fresh insurance claims, N.Y. panel finds: May 6 (Westlaw Journals) – A Long Island, N.Y., restaurant’s failure to alert its insurer about a possible lawsuit as soon as it discovered that a patron died from alleged food poisoning proved fatal to its coverage claim, a state appeals court has ruled.
- Direct action exception does not apply to dueling insurers: May 26 (Westlaw Journals) – An equitable contribution action for over $75,000 between a Michigan insurer and a California insurer qualified for diversity jurisdiction, a California federal court ruled before it transferred the case to the venue with closer ties.
Exciting, no? No, but really… it’s great to analyze cases again. In addition, it’s awesome to know that my employer appreciates my social media skills and my independent endeavors. While I had to take a break from this site and my other site while I was getting acclimated to my new job, I’m definitely not leaving this project behind.
With that said, here is one more plug and activity on which I’ve been spending some time. Remember my class on Blogging for Legal Professionals? Well, I’m teaching it at Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia on July 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. You can check out the website for more details but here’s the course description:
This course will give an overview about the benefits to blogging in a legal practice or as a legal professional. You’ll learn how to focus your blogging topics to match your business objectives, use your blog to connect with clients and colleagues, and manage a posting schedule that matches your lifestyle.
Will be back soon and I apologize for the delayed absence!