Insurance Law and Litigation

Every lawyer, in private practice, in the business sector, or in government, is likely to be confronted with insurance issues. This course is intended to provide a broad based introduction to insurance law. It will cover the nature and purpose of insurance, from the legal and economic prospective; different types of insurance, including first & third party insurance, personal and commercial insurance and reinsurance; state & federal regulation of insurer's; issues of insurance coverage and interpretation; and duties and responsibilities of insurers and insureds. Emphasis will be placed on recent insurance cases which have resulted in sweeping changes. The events of 9/11, Katrina and the New York Attorney General's investigations have also raised numerous insurance issues which we will review. The course will be taught from a litigation vantage point since much of insurance law has been developed and continues to be developed in the courts.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes

Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the Banking, Corporate & Finance Law LL.M. Program? Yes