“Notions of common sense”

May 29, 2012

  • 170B Federal Courts
  • 170BVIII Courts of Appeals
  • 170BVIII(H) Briefs
  • 170Bk714 k. Specification of Errors; Points and Arguments.

170B Federal CourtsNot every argument concerning interpretation of an insurance policy needs case law for support, in appellate brief; when there is a dearth of case law on a point, the Court of Appeals will often turn to notions of common sense.
Indiana Ins. Co. v. Pana Cmty. Unit Sch. Dist. No. 8, 314 F.3d 895 (7th Cir. 2002)
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