The fine people who wrote the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (and their state equivalents) certainly had a sense of humor. FRCP 1, for example, says: “These rules govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts…They should be construed, administered, and employed by the court and the parties

New York’s highest court issued an interesting decision last week on the professional duties of insurance brokers.  This is a topic of renewed interest following Sandy, as I’m sure that more than a few policyholders will claim that their brokers provided them with insufficient coverage to weather the storm (pun intended).  I know, for example