Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

The Defense Counsel Journal

Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

The Defense Counsel Journal

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The Defense Counsel Journal, and its predecessor, the Insurance Counsel Journal, have always been important to me. 1 can remember citing a scholarly article in the Insurance Counsel Journal in an Appeals Court brief concerning the interpretation of the severability of interest clause and the tractor trailer exclusion and having then-judge Kass ask me whether the Journal (with which he was completely unfamiliar) was in the Social Law Library, the library utilized by Appeals Court judges. I responded that if it was not, it should be (it was). I lost, but the Supreme Judicial Court reversed on further review. Reliance Ins. Co. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 393 Mass. 48 (1984).

I joined the IADC in 1987 and immediately volunteered to be on the Board of Editors. When I learned in the spring of 1992 that Alan Cunningham was intending to retire as Editor and Chairman of the Board of Editors, I made it known that I would be interested in being considered to succeed him. Towards the end of the 1992 IADC Annual Meeting at the Greenbrier, I received a letter signed by Hank Hentemann under my door advising me that I had been appointed as Editor of the Journal for a three year term. (I did not then imagine that 22 years later the IADC President would request that I write this column. …

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