Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hecht v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 5, 2008)

I'm pretty impressed by anyone who can fully explain and adjudicate a case in nine short paragraphs. I think that's a rare talent, and not something that can be done (1) in most cases, or (2) by most people. And, to make clear, I include myself in the category of individuals in whom that talent does not reside. Typically, extremely short opinions are pretty incomplete, and often, I think, inadequate to the task.

Here's the exception to the rule.

Hat's off to Justice Yegan. I'm sure that one could have written more. But I agree that more is unnecessary. Short, to the point, and yet complete and fully analytical. Well done.