Policyholder's Guide to the Law of Insurance Coverage

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

What Sets Policyholder’s Guide Apart?

It’s the first legal treatise of its type that is written by and for policyholders and their counsel. It gives you practical strategies and insights from leading attorneys, who have advised and litigated on behalf of Fortune 50 companies and other policyholders, regarding a wide array of insurance issues, including general liability, environmental, toxic tort, product liability, first-party property and other insurance matters over the last two decades. And it gives you a solid working knowledge of current as well as historical insuring instruments, so you can protect policyholder rights and resolve coverage disputes successfully.

Guidance on Virtually Every Insurance Coverage Issue Policyholder’s Guide addresses virtually every insurance coverage issue you are likely to encounter in the regular course of business, as well as many issues unique to specialized industries or unusual situations. Throughout the book, you’ll find practical insights on current policy language and cutting-edge legal arguments to advance your case. Plus thousands of case citations, footnotes, cross-references, checklists and other useful aids to make legal research easier. Whether you need general guidance on a commercial liability policy, or are searching for a winning argument for coverage of an environmental, marine, or copyright claim, you’ll find the information you need right at your fingertips in one convenient volume. Policyholder's Guide gives you in-depth analysis of the latest court decisions plus current policy language and cutting-edge legal arguments that you 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.

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This treatise efficiently analyzes a large number of insurance policy provisions across numerous policy types including:

  • Analysis of commercial general liability (CGL) policies, D & O liability insurance, first-party policies, transportation-related policies, as well as “cyber” loss and terrorism coverage
  • Provides insight into arguing ambiguous contract provisions
  • Chapters are organized by policy type for ease of use
  • Contains charts that compare the relevant law state-by-state

Turn to this valuable resource for clear guidance through a myriad of insurance coverage issues:

  • Policy formation and related underwriting issues
  • Policy interpretation
  • Claims handling issues
  • Discussion of the “New Lloyd’s”
  • New coverage of terrorism risk

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