Daniel Schwarcz, a Fellow at Harvard Law School who is going to teach at the University of Minnesota, has written an article making The Case for Banning Contingent Commissions.
A recent commentary in the D.C. examiner gives a succinct overview of the Mississippi case in which State Farm got hit with punitive damages for a Katrina claim.
For more details, see David Rossmiller's running commentary on the case in his Insurance Coverage Blog.
Thanks to Ernie Svenson via Dennis Kennedy for useful tips on how to better use pdfs when filing in federal court. Dennis Kennedy says that "One of the best uses of training time and dollars for lawyers would be classes on using Acrobat." He's right. I would add that any lawyer (or lawfirm IT guy) who orders a new computer or laptop without getting Acrobat bundled with it will regret it.