Appleman’s anti-concurrent cause article

Remember that article I said I wrote on Katrina litigation and anti-concurrent cause language?  You were beginning to think I was just making this article up, weren’t you?  But no, and here is a pdf of the article to prove it.  If the ink on any of the pages looks blurry, it’s from my blood, sweat and tears. 

The actual publication does not come out until next month, so this is a special sneak preview because of the importance and topicality of this issue.  Please feel free to e-mail me at if you have confidential comments or want to discuss off the blog.  As those of you who contact me know, I keep the information to myself unless you say otherwise and I keep mum about your identity — as a lawyer and a former reporter, I’ve gotten pretty good over the years at keeping secrets. Folks are also welcome to call me, if they can find me at my desk, at 503-961-6338.  Also, it wouldn’t hurt if someone would suggest to the Fifth Circuit that they read the article. 

Finally, here is something I promised Lexis I would post about the article: 

Copyright © 2007 Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. Republished with permission from New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law.  All rights reserved.

This article is also the subject of a New Appleman’s™ Insurance Coverage Teleconference: The Impact of Mass Catastrophies on Insurance Coverage to be held on October 16, 2007. For information on the teleconference, here is a link. (For what’s it worth, I looked at the cost to sign up and thought it was priced pretty reasonably, and like my father before me and many a NoDak, I’m noted for being tight with a buck).


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3 Responses to Appleman’s anti-concurrent cause article

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  2. Cato

    Do you have a web page address for the Michael Bragg article?

  3. No, the only place I have seen it is at the cite given, which is available on Lexis-Nexis. I suppose the publication, The Forum, is available somewhere hardbound or on microfiche or some such other barbarous, boorish and cavemanesque pre-technology, but if so, I have not personally encountered them.