730 days ago I sat down at this computer in my den at home, signed up for Blogger, and started designing this blog. At 7:12 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2008, I published my first post on the Bi-Economy decision. That decision has proven to be a recurring and fertile source of material for this blog. 423 labels, 676 posts, 47,435 unique visitors, 88,422 visits, 134,249 page views, and innumerable hours in this green leather high back chair bring us to here. 21.12% of you have visited directly. 25.09% of you have come here from or through other blogs or websites. And 51.22% of you have made it here via a search engine. 201 of you subscribe to this blog through Feedblitz. 265 other regular readers subscribe via RSS readers and similar services. In the past year, "Graves Amendment" has overtaken "Coverage Counsel" and "waiver of subrogation" for the top spot in the top three search terms leading to this blog.
Year #2 continued to be a discovery process for me. Writing is still fun and not fun sometimes. When this blog gets a hit from the New York State Senate less than 24 hours after posting about the bill proposing to expand the categories of serious injuries, I know that a blog can be an excellent vehicle for delivering timely information to influential and meaningful people, companies and entities. Most importantly, however, I've rediscovered the enjoyment of following and reporting a body of law as dynamic and sometimes controversial as insurance coverage law is. I've also continue to meet, either in person or electronically, some very smart, very passionate, and very cool people.
For those of you who may not have been following back in September 2009, I created a "How Best To Use This Blog" post with instructions for maximizing the use and usefulness of this blog. Labels and site search engines will help. The top 10 page views over the past year are:
- The main page (http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com)
- New York State Legislature Passes New Anti-Subrogation Law -- Effective November 12, 2009
- Graves Amendment Found Constitutional, Again
- Waiver of Subrogation Provision in Lease Held to Preclude Claim Against Landlord and Management Company
- Waiver-of-Subrogation Clause Not Waived By Not Being Asserted As Affirmative Defense
- General Obligations Law § 15-108 Applies Only to Joint Tortfeasors, Not Co-Insurer
- Oh, Won't You Stay...Just a Little Bit Longer...Please, Please, Please....Say You Will (presumably Jackson Browne, not insurance coverage, fans)
- Tender Letter from One Coinsurer to Another Coinsurer on Behalf of Mutual Insureds Held to Trigger the Timely Disclaimer Requirement of New York Insurance Law § 3420(d)
- Third Department Confirms Revocation of Medical License of Gary Tsirelman Based on Sustained Charges of Fraudulent Medical Practice, Filing False Reports and Moral Unfitness
- New York No-Fault Insurance Law Blogs
If you like what you see and find this blog to be useful, please let me know, either in a comment or email. And pass a link along to someone who may not yet know about or read Coverage Counsel. Believe it or not, feedback of all kinds helps. It'd be nice to know from other than my regular commenters, that the hours I devote to this free resource are informative and helpful to folks who make, evaluate, pay, deny or litigate insurance claims.
I'm toddling now. Headlong into Year #3. Pleased to have you along.