“A Whim and a Prayer” The Seventh Circuit Considers CGL Coverage For Economic Losses In Medmarc v. Avent, And Gets It Right
February 14, 2013 in General
This post considers the 7th Circuit’s July 15, 2010 decision in Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company v. Avent America, Inc., which can be found here. But first a word or two about the title. The phrase “A Whim and a Prayer” is actually a mangled version of “A Wing and a Prayer” which is from a popular 1943 song about a shot-up pilot that limps back to base, according to Professor Paul Brian’s entertaining and insightful Common Errors in English Usage, a link to which appears here. As Professor Brian correctly notes, “whim” and “prayer” don’t belong together. And indeed that is one of the messages of the Court’s opinion in Medmarc.