"You know why they call them 'manholes'? They put men down there. Why do they put men down there? Men are expendable. You know who told me that? A woman."
Keith L'Esperance, risk manager, Rapid City, S.D., speaking at the Public Risk Management Association conference
"You are deep pockets. Everyone loves to sue a public agency."
Lester Rosen, attorney and president of Employment Screening Resources, speaking at PRIMA
"Sometimes it gets boring in our office because we don't have accidents to investigate. That makes us happy."
Joey Page, risk manager, city of Plano, Texas, at PRIMA
"I think this cycle will end badly."
Joseph P. Brandon, chairman and CEO, Gen Re, speaking at Standard & Poor's Insurance 2007 event
"It's just a matter of time before something breaks out there."
John R. Berger, president and CEO, Harbor Point Ltd., about the next big issue in the casualty market, at the S&P event
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