In July 2009, a partner in a prominent law firm authored an editorial that appeared in the firms monthly digest of recent appellate decisions. The editorial discussed "absolute exclusions." Education & TrainingLitigationLiability
Such exclusions have been deemed "absolute" because they even exclude claims that are remotelybut not directlyrelated to the specific acts targeted in the exclusion.
The effect of such language is to defeat coverage in situations where it could otherwise be reasonably expected that coverage would apply.
The ultimateand troublingtheme of the attorneys article was the following concluding statement.