Why “x” is the unknown – The intersection of algebra and linguistics

Think back to your school days. As you no doubt recall from algebra, “x” is the unknown waiting to be defined. But why is the unknown “x” and not some other character? Well, it turns out we have to turn to Arabic – more specifically when Arabic knowledge and language was translated into Spanish.

In this humorous Fall Through the Cracks Friday installment compliments of Ted, Terry Moore explores why “x” is x.

Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law

This morning, Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Obama Administration’s healthcare law in a 5-4 decision, with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the majority. In Roberts’ opinion he states…

“…the controversial individual mandate may be upheld and is within Congress’ power under the taxing clause rather than the commerce clause.”

Chief Justice Roberts also writes that the Court is not making a judgment on the wisdom of the healthcare law as that is for the people to decide.

With the current race to interpret what this verdict means for the November election I was reminded of a great opinion piece from the PLUS Medical PL and Professional Risk Symposia where economist Marvin Zonis gave his take on what this ruling may mean. Keep in mind, this video is from March and does not have the benefit of knowing what the verdict will be, but Mr. Zonis’ opinions are very thought-provoking.

CNN (post gaffe) and many other news outlets have ongoing coverage of this landmark decision.

Keeping Damages Down: High Exposure EPL/E&O Claims

In this clip from the 2012 PLUS Professional Risk Symposium session entitled “Keeping Damages Down: High Exposure EPL/E&O Claims” Benton Mathis (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP) discusses some tips for defense counsel to reduce damages.

PLUS members can view this entire educational session by visiting www.plusweb.org/education/multimedia. You must be a member and logged-in to the website to view the multimedia content.

Panelists not featured in this clip: David Vanalek (Markel), Joanne Lloyd-Bragg (AXIS Insurance) and Erin McGinn (XL Professional).