Last week, we drilled down on the Supreme Court’s tort cases, looking year by year at what sub-areas of tort law produced the Court’s cases.  This week, we’re doing the same thing for the Court’s docket of insurance cases.  We’re dividing the field of insurance law into six sub-areas: coverage; separate torts against insurers (outside

Between 2005 and 2019, the Supreme Court decided only 29 insurance cases – far fewer than in our first 15 years.  Fourteen of those cases involved coverage questions (although four of those fourteen fell in a single year – 2005).  Three involved insurer torts, four dealt with exclusions, only two addressed defenses, three related to

So far we’ve reviewed four Justices’ voting records in civil cases with insurers as named parties. Today, we’re looking at the data for Justice Cuellar.

Like Justice Liu, Justice Cuellar has split his votes right down the middle on the six insurer cases he’s participated in – three votes for the insurer’s position, three votes

Today we continue our seven-part post reviewing the voting records of the individual Justices in civil cases involving insurers as named parties.

Since joining the Court in 2011, Justice Liu has participated in eight such cases. He has evenly split his votes – four votes against the insurer’s position, four votes for.

Four of these

Today, we begin a seven-post series, reviewing the voting records of all seven current Justices in insurance law cases. First up is the Court’s senior Justice (by longevity), Justice Ming Chin, who announced his retirement last week.

Since joining the Court in 1997, Justice Chin has supported insurers’ positions in 31 cases involving insurance law,

Today, we conclude our review of the Supreme Court’s overall record in civil insurance law cases since 1990. Between 2010 and 2019, insurer parties won five cases while losing seven. Insurers won only one of five cases from 2010 to 2012 and have broken even with three wins and three losses since 2015.

Among cases