Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Manzarek v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - March 25, 2008)

Zzzzzz. Another boring insurance coverage case. Sure, it's a well-written opinion by Judge Randy Smith. But it's insurance, right? So nobody's going to read it.

Wait! You say it's an insurance coverage case that involves Ray Manzarek and John Densmore -- former members of The Doors -- as well as the parents of Jim Morrison and Morrison's late wife?! Well, okay then. That's a whole different kettle of fish. In that case, we'll check it out.

P.S. - Andrew McCloskey, a USD Law graduate, loses this one. But don't feel bad, Andy. You won below. Albeit in front of Judge Real. And, for what it's worth, I think you lost because Judge Smith is right. Even if you're a stud, sometimes you've simply got a case that's wrong on the merits. In which case there's very little you can do. At least in front of a smart and interested panel.