On July 18, 2007, we reported on a ruling by the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in a case in which it described the conduct of the insured, American Home Assurance, as “manifest manipulation,” based upon its taking inconsistent positions on the number of insured occurrences of environmental pollution in order to minimize its liability to its insured but maximize its reinsurance recovery. The result of the ruling was the complete loss of American Home’s reinsurance cover. Without opinion, the New York Court of Appeals has denied a motion for leave to appeal, apparently ending the case. Allstate Insurance Company v. American Home Assurance Co., Mo. No. 213 (NY June 3, 2008).