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Acknowledging Some Kind Mentions from Our Fellow Bloggers

December 27th, 2009 General 4 Comments » By Philip J. Loree Jr.

We are pleased and flattered to have recently received some kind mentions from some accomplished bloggers.  The Forum covers some fairly arcane, specialized subjects, and we do not expect to draw as large a following as we might otherwise.  So we are always happy when our efforts are noticed and mentioned by other bloggers, and take this opportunity to say “thanks.”  

First, our friend Chris Sherliker, a U.K. solicitor and blogmaster of the Silverman Sherliker Blog (here),  mentioned us in his excellent Blawgreview #243 submission, entitled “Fighting Back:  A Festive Meditation for Lawyers.”  Drawing inspiration from the likes of Winston Churchill, Chris discussed the importance of lawyers fighting the good fight.  Chris singled out a number of bloggers as fighters, including the Loree Reinsurance and Arbitration Law Forum:  “From the sublime to the subject of re-insurance and a particularly interesting blog by Philip J Loree Jr of Loree & Loree who is fighting back to ensure that the limits of arbitral power are kept within proper bounds. Fight on, brother.”  Thanks, Chris, and keep fighting the good fight on behalf of your clients!

Second, our friend Diane Levin, an accomplished mediator, veteran blogger and social media pro,  mentioned us in one of Mediation Channel’s recent Fallacious Arguments of the Month Posts, entitled “In Pursuit of the Red Herring.”  Diane characterized me as “a fierce defender of rational discourse and a highly insightful ADR blogger.”   Thanks Diane — you are far too kind!  You and your blog lead the fight for rational discourse here in the ADR world.  Fight on, sister! 

Third, our friend Tom Johansmeyer, professional writer and blogmaster of  the Reinsurance Blogger,  recently featured the Forum in his feature, “Four Reinsurance Blogs You Can’t Live Without.”    Tom said “The focus here is definitely on the legal side of the business, which means [the Loree Reinsurance and Arbitration Law Forum is].  .  . packed with important, though somewhat dense, information (at least for a simple marketing guy like me). But, if you’re watching reinsurance litigation and dispute resolution, it’s an absolute must-read.”  Tom, thanks so much for giving us the thumbs up! 

Fourth, as we mentioned in a recent post (here),  our friend John DeGroote, the blogmaster of Settlement Perspectives , sought and published our comments in his excellent article “Insurance Coverage: 4 Rules and 10 Tips for Policyholders.”  John, thanks again for thinking of and mentioning us! 

Finally, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s excellent SCOTUSBlog — one of our favorite legal blogs and a go-to source of information on United States Supreme Court litigation — mentioned us in its December 24, 2009 Thursday Round-up feature written by Rhoades Scholar Adam Chandler:  “Finally, at the Loree Reinsurance and Arbitration Law Forum, Philip J. Loree, Jr. offers a detailed analysis of the oral argument in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp., a class action arbitration dispute that was argued on December 9.”   Thanks, Adam!

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4 Responses to “Acknowledging Some Kind Mentions from Our Fellow Bloggers”

  1. Diane Levin says:

    Phil, you are most welcome! I’m so glad that social media introduced me to you and your work. You epitomize the collaborative spirit of the field we share–it’s a pleasure and an honor to know you.

    Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous, and peaceful 2010,

  2. Diane,

    Thank you so much for your kind comment!

    It is indeed a pleasure and an honor to know you, and I wish you and yours the absolute best for 2010.


  3. Phil–

    What a great idea — don’t be surprised if you see something similar on one of the blogs listed above someday soon . . ..

    I really enjoyed exploring reinsurance, coverage and the policyholder’s perspective with you earlier this month. If ever I can return the favor, please let me know. Thanks again–

    John DeGroote

  4. Philip J. Loree Jr. says:



    I, too, enjoyed discussing the issues you addressed in your excellent post on insurance coverage. It is such a critical topic for in-house and outside counsel.

    We wish you and yours health, happiness and prosperity for the New Year!