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Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition

  • Tom Baker
  • Kyle D. Logue
  • Carolyn V. Williams
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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
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