OA130: California on Fire

Today’s episode talks about the disastrous wildfires that have ravaged Thomas’s home state of California, and who winds up footing the bills for these disasters.  It’s exactly as much insurance law as you wanted to learn!

First, we begin with some news items, including an update on the Net Neutrality vote, a new mega-merger, and the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a case we discussed back in Episode 112.

After the main segment, Andrew and Thomas also update on the pending tax bill and some other items in the news.

Finally, we end with an all-new Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #54 about witness statements and overlapping privileges.  Remember that you can play along with #TTTBE by retweeting our episode on Twitter or sharing it on Facebook along with your guess.  We’ll release the answer on next Tuesday’s episode along with our favorite entry!

Recent Appearances

Andrew was just a guest on Episode 229 of the Atheist Nomads podcast; give it a listen!

Show Notes & Links

  1. We discussed the AT&T/Time Warner merger in OA 128; you can read about the new Disney/Fox merger here.
  2. This is the petitioners’ brief for cert in Evans, and this is the response brief filed by the hospital.
  3. We discussed several provisions of the California Insurance Code, including Section 1861.05 (“Proposition 103” that prohibits rate hikes)Section 2032 (a consumer protection provision); and Section 2071 (standard form fire insurance policy).
  4. Here’s a New York Times article about the impending tax deal, and this is the begging letter sent by the American Bar Association.

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