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Insurance Law and Policy

Author : Tom Baker
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A contemporary, easy-to-teach text by the Reporters for the new Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance, this casebook invites students and teachers to re-imagine the field of Insurance Law. The authors demonstrate the big-picture role of insurance law and policy in American business and society, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem. This text appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course. The Teacher’s Manual—with case briefs, backgrounds on selected cases, simple diagrams that explain complex issues, and answers to questions and problems—is especially useful for instructors new to the course. New to the Fifth Edition: Expanded coverage of the role of insurance in disasters and catastrophes, including the COVID-19 pandemic Extensive treatment of the now-finalized Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance Reorganization of the liability insurance chapters to facilitate more step-by-step learning Replacement of a few difficult-to-teach cases with new, more straightforward cases Professors and student will benefit from: Focus on the big picture of federal-state regulatory roles in addition to the traditional insurance coverage topics addressed in other Insurance Law casebooks Extensive use of statutory materials, with statutes typically presented through carefully-constructed problems Manageable assignments structured with one major case, informative notes, questions, and a problem Interesting, up-to-date cases, with context-setting introductions, on topics such as cyber insurance, the role of private insurance in responding to public catastrophes, and the new Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance Cases are longer, providing students better grounding in the art of extracting useful knowledge from judicial opinions Elimination of some of the arcane aspects of insurance law in favor of presenting a broad and conceptual overview of the field

Insurance Law and Policy

Author : Tom Baker
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A contemporary, easy-to-teach text by the Reporters for the new Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance, this casebook invites students and teachers to re-imagine the field of Insurance Law. The authors demonstrate the big-picture role of insurance law and policy in American business and society, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem. This text appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course. The Teacher’s Manual—with case briefs, backgrounds on selected cases, simple diagrams that explain complex issues, and answers to questions and problems—is especially useful for instructors new to the course. New to the Fifth Edition: Expanded coverage of the role of insurance in disasters and catastrophes, including the COVID-19 pandemic Extensive treatment of the now-finalized Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance Reorganization of the liability insurance chapters to facilitate more step-by-step learning Replacement of a few difficult-to-teach cases with new, more straightforward cases Professors and student will benefit from: Focus on the big picture of federal-state regulatory roles in addition to the traditional insurance coverage topics addressed in other Insurance Law casebooks Extensive use of statutory materials, with statutes typically presented through carefully-constructed problems Manageable assignments structured with one major case, informative notes, questions, and a problem Interesting, up-to-date cases, with context-setting introductions, on topics such as cyber insurance, the role of private insurance in responding to public catastrophes, and the new Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance Cases are longer, providing students better grounding in the art of extracting useful knowledge from judicial opinions Elimination of some of the arcane aspects of insurance law in favor of presenting a broad and conceptual overview of the field

Insurance Law and Policy

Author : Tom Baker
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Tom Baker, a highly regarded teacher and scholar on the faculty of both Penn Law and Wharton demonstrates the big picture in insurance law and policy, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in the casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem. Here is a text that appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course. The Third Edition welcomes new co-author Kyle Logue, who, along with Tom Baker, is a Reporter for the new ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project. A new and improved ERISA unit incorporates recent Supreme Court decisions. Relevant new material from the Affordable Care Act informs the discussion of health insurance. The Third Edition makes extensive use of the ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project, with black letter rules presented through problems. Judicious pruning of notes, problems, and cases to allows room for recent developments in case law and insurance regulation. Features: stellar authorship in Tom Baker highly regarded teacher and scholar on the faculty of both Penn Law and Wharton focus on the big picture--federal-state regulatory roles and traditional insurance topics more statutory materials than other casebooks, typically presented through problems structured to contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course introductory essay for new Insurance Law teachers case briefs and suggestions for how to teach cases descriptions of the commercial backgrounds of selected cases simple diagrams that explain complex issues Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: new co-author Kyle Logue, Reporter for the new ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project a new and improved ERISA unit, incorporating recent Supreme Court decisions relevant materials from the Affordable Care Act in the health insurance material extensive use of the ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project, with black letter rules presented through problems judicious editing of notes, problems, and cases to spotlight recent developments in case law and insurance regulation

Policyholder s Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage

Author : Peter J. Kalis
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Annotation The first comprehensive guide to insurance law written from the corporate policyholder's perspective, Policyholder's Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage provides expert guidance through the labyrinth of legal issues surrounding insuring instruments and underlying claims, plus practical strategies and legal arguments to help you secure coverage for contested claims. Policyholder's Guide addresses virtually every insurance-related legal issue you are likely to encounter in the regular course of business, as well as those issues unique to specialized industries or unusual situations including: Liability policies -- Special liability policies -- First-party policies -- Specialty first-party property policies -- Environmental -- Marine and aviation -- Toxic tort -- Copyright claims issues Litigation in insurance coverage disputes. Policyholder's Guide gives you in-depth analysis of the latest court decisions plus current policy language and cutting-edge legal arguments thatyou may use to advance your case. You also get hundreds of case citations, footnotes, cross-references, checklists and other useful aids to make legal research easy.

Transparency in Insurance Contract Law

Author : Pierpaolo Marano
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This Volume of the AIDA Europe Research Series on Insurance Law and Regulation focuses on transparency as the guiding principle of modern insurance law. It consists of chapters written by leaders in the respective field, who address transparency in a range of civil and common law jurisdictions, along with overview chapters. Each chapter reviews the transparency principles applicable in the jurisdiction discussed. Whether expressly or impliedly, all jurisdictions recognize a duty on the part of the insured to make a fair presentation of the risk when submitting a proposal for cover to the insurers, although there is little consensus on the scope of that duty. Disputed matters in this regard include: whether it is satisfied by honest answers to express questions, or whether there is a spontaneous duty of disclosure; whether facts relating to the insured’s character, as opposed to the nature of the risk itself, are to be presented to the insurers; the role of insurance intermediaries in the placement process; and the remedy for breach of duty. Transparency is, however, a much wider concept. Potential policyholders are in principle entitled to be made aware of the key terms of coverage and to be warned of hidden traps (such as conditions precedent, average clauses and excess provisions), but there are a range of different approaches. Some jurisdictions have adopted a “soft law” approach, using codes of practice for pre-contract disclosure, while other jurisdictions employ the rather nebulous duty of (utmost) good faith. Leaving aside placement, transparency is also demanded after the policy has been incepted. The insured is required to be transparent during the claims process. There is less consistency in national legislation regarding the implementation of transparency by insurers in the context of handling claims.

Fundamentals of International Aviation Law and Policy

Author : Benjamyn I. Scott
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Fundamentals of International Aviation Law and Policy offers students a systematic, tailored and dynamic approach to understanding the legal scenario concerning international civil aviation. The book dynamically covers the major areas of international aviation law, and provides an introduction to the multifaceted international regulation of aviation activities in the sphere of public and private law. The book is designed to provide the reader with the fundamental notions concerning international aviation law. It adopts an interactive approach, which aims at engaging the reader by way of using learning tools. The main areas of public and private aviation law are dealt with from a regulatory and practical perspective, and include detailed analyses of existing and applicable legislations, as well as landmark court cases and decisions. Each chapter is tailored to confer to readers a thorough knowledge of the international and, if any, the European applicable legislation. Delivery of these aims is attained through a dynamic and balanced use of didactic instruments and immediate information. The book is intended for a varied audience of students and professionals involved in the aviation world, without requiring the possession of specific legal knowledge or background. It also aims to constitute a useful reference material for those who are familiar with legal terminology and aviation specifics.

Principles of Insurance Law

Author : Jeffrey W. Stempel
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Over the past two decades, there have been a number of important developments in the areas of liability, property, and life and health insurance that have significantly changed insurance law. Accordingly, the Fourth Edition of Principles of Insurance Law has been substantially rewritten, reformatted, and refocused in order to offer the insurance law student and practitioner a broad perspective of both traditional insurance law concepts and cutting-edge legal issues affecting contemporary insurance law theory and practice. This edition not only expands the scope of topical coverage, but also segments the law of insurance in a manner more amenable to study, as well as facilitating the recombination and reordering of the chapters as desired by individual instructors. The Fourth Edition of Principles of Insurance Law includes new and expanded treatment of important insurance law developments, including: • The critical role of insurance binders as temporary forms of insurance as illustrated in the World Trade Center property insurance disputes resulting from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; • The continuing debate between "legal formalists" and "legal functionalists" for "the heart and soul" of insurance contract law; • What constitutes a policyholder's "reasonable expectation" regarding coverage; • The current property and liability insurance "crisis"; • Risk management and self-insurance issues; • Emerging, and frequently conflicting, case law concerning the intersection of insurance law and federal anti-discrimination regulation; • Ongoing interpretive battles over the preemptive scope of ERISA; • The United States Supreme Court ruling that a California statute attempting to leverage European insurers into honoring commitments to Holocaust era policies is preempted by the Executive's power over foreign affairs; • The State Farm v. Campbell decision, which struck down a $145 million punitive damages award in an insurance bad faith claim as well as setting more restrictive parameters for the recovery of punitive damages; • New issues over the dividing line between "tangible" property typically covered under a property insurance policy and "intangible" property, which is typically excluded - an issue of increasing importance in the digital and cyber age; • Refinement of liability insurance law regarding trigger of coverage, duty to defend, reimbursement of defense costs, and apportionment of insurer and policyholder responsibility for liability payments; • The difficult-to-harmonize decisions concerning when a loss arises out of the "use" of an automobile; • Insurer bad faith and the availability, if any, of actions against a policyholder for "reverse bad faith"; and • The degree to which excess insurance and reinsurance may be subject to modified approaches to insurance policy construction.

Maritime Law and Policy in China

Author : Sharon Li
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This text presents all the major maritime laws of China, with detailed explanations of the rationale behind the legislation. In the past two decades China has become a major trading and maritime nation, adopting over 20 maritime laws.

Essentials of Health Policy and Law

Author : Joel Bern Teitelbaum
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Provides students of public health with a firm foundation of the basics of American health policy and law. Given the prominent role played by policy and law in the health of all Americans, the aim of this book is to help readers understand the broad context of health policy and law, the essential policy and legal issues impacting and flowing out of the health care and public health systems, and the way health policies and laws are formulated. Think of this textbook as an extended manual introductory, concise, and straightforward to the seminal issues in U.S. health policy and law, and thus as a jumping off point for discussion, reflection, research, and analysis.

Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty First Century

Author : Malcolm A. Clarke
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In this book, Professor Malcolm Clarke provides a stimulating, critical introduction to the English law of insurance contracts, presenting the rules in both their legal and socio-economic contexts. He sets out the principles behind the law in a clear manner, moving on to explore the implications of certain rules in order to examine the importance of effective insurance and effective insurance law in modern society. Comparative reference is made to the corresponding rules in common lawcountries and also in major jurisdictions in western Europe, providing a thought-provoking wider view of the relevant law. The book illustrates the different perceptions of insurance and of insurance law that are to be found amongst lawyers, insurers, and policy-holders. In particular, it argues that the perception of many people, and also not least of many judges, is that if any dispute arises with insurers, insurers have an unfair advantage under the law. Moreover, this is in fact usuallythe case, if insurers choose to use their advantage. By presenting the rules of insurance contract law in the wider context of contract law at large, the book seeks to demystify them and to challenge the assumption that insurance law is or ought to be greatly different from other parts of the law. In particular, he argues that insurance contract law should be available and intelligible to serious enquirers, lawyers, and non-lawyers alike.