Insurance Law is the most comprehensive, and yet practical, insurance law authority available today.
Written by nationally-renowned insurance coverage expert Barry Zalma, an insurance coverage attorney, consultant, expert witness and blogger, Insurance Law introduces the new insurance professional to the fundamental principles of insurance and provides the experienced litigator analyses of today’s leading insurance law decisions nationwide.
This book is ideal for any professional who works in or frequently interacts with the insurance industry. Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters, attorneys (both plaintiff and defense), business owners, and students will benefit greatly from this all-inclusive reference. It is also the perfect resource for educators and trainers whose role requires an understanding of insurance law.
As you read through these pages, you’ll find comprehensive—yet comprehensible—coverage of key topics, including:
• Construction of Insurance Contracts
• Rules of Contract Interpretation
• Differences between Property and Liability Policies
• The Equitable Remedy of Rescission
• Duties of the Insured and Insurer
• Statutory Bad Faith and Defenses to the Tort of Bad Faith
• Conditions, Warranties, and Exclusions
• The Doctrine of Fortuity
• Coverage Trigger
• Appraisal and Arbitration
• The Right to Independent Counsel
• Fraud and False Swearing
• The Equitable Remedy of Subrogation
• Excess, Escape, Contingent Escape, and Other Insurance Clauses
• Punitive Damages
• Preemption and the Power to Control Insurance
In addition to case law, the author has provided countless citations to relevant statutory, regulatory, and judicial sources which are guaranteed to kickstart your research.
Apr 22, 2015
Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE