August 21, 2015 ~~ Editor's Note: Unfortunately, as with many ways and means of the World Wide Web, three of the four blogs pictured and discussed below are no longer active. Jason Tenenbaum is still blogging, albeit off his law firm's website, having dropped the somewhat eponymous moniker "No Fault Defender". And Larry Rogak's New York No-Fault Advisor lacks current content, although Larry appears to populate his fully eponymous Rogak Report, still on Yahoo! Groups, with an occasional post.
This post originally appeared on this blog on March 8, 2009. Nearly a year later, there have been some updates I should tell you about.
When I started this blog back in late April of 2008, I knew there would be many New York no-fault insurance cases to digest and post. But with the focus of this blog being on all insurance coverage cases and issues, the volume of no-fault decisions coming out of the New York courts has, at times, been overwhelming.
For those who can't get enough of all things no-fault (an esoteric, excitable and, in many instances, fanatical group), there are currently four blogs in New York dedicated strictly to no-fault, and I encourage my no-fault readers to bookmark and read those blogs regularly.
First in time came It's No-Fault of NY, New York State No-Fault Insurance Law News, Analysis and Commentary, a blog started in March 2006 by Erik Lutwig and Damin Toell. This may have been the very first law blog I started following a few years ago. Damin Toell now writes exclusively for this blog and, after what presumably was a job transition gap from November 2007 through December 2008, resumed posting to that blog in 2009 but stopped again July with, of all thing, a post about this blog. Although Damin has not updated his blog since July of last year, it remains a good archival source of information on New York no-fault cases and issues.
With a born-on date of December 13, 2006, Dave Gottlieb writes the widely read and frequently commented No-Fault Paradise, A Site Devoted to New York & Florida No-Fault Law. Although I, myself, have still never seen a Florida no-fault case posted or discussed in Dave's blog, the blog's tropical name and banner image leave me hopeful that someday I just might. Dave is a prolific blogger, posting approximately 15-20 times per month. There are few if any no-fault cases published in the New York Official Reports from the appellate and trial-level courts that don't get mentioned and posted to Dave's blog. A good place to watch for recent New York no-fault decisions.
Also redesigned since last March is what was then our most recent entry into the New York no-fault blogosphere. Originally launched in October 2008, No Fault Law - A Defense Attorney's Perspective on New York No-Fault Law is written by the self-outed Jason Tenenbaum, recently of his own shingle. Jason is also a prolific blogger, and his posts range beyond just New York no-fault decisions. His highly academic and informative blog now averages over 15-20 posts per month.
The most recent arrival to the New York no-fault blog party is another blog from my law firm, launched in December 2009. Arbiters of NY No-Fault treats just New York no-fault arbitration decisions and issues, and my associates, Bethany Mazur and Scott Mancuso, are my co-authors of that blog. Approximately 12-15 posts per month so far. Check it out.
Word on the street is that there soon will be yet another New York no-fault cogitator entering the blogosphere. Larry Rogak of The Rogak Report e-newsletter reknown has announced that his e-newsletter will soon reside within the e-body of a blog to be called the New York No-Fault Advisor. Look for that blog soon.
To assist those who research no-fault cases and issues, I've created a Google Custom New York No-Fault Search Engine for these four blogs, plus this one. You can access and bookmark it here or by using the gadget on the toolbar to the right. Any of you who work in the New York no-fault field should bookmark that link and use it often. It'll be much faster than searching each blog separately. I'll add Larry Rogak's blog to that custom search engine once it's launched.