Insurance Law and LitigationEvery 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.
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
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|Platto, Charles||Fall 2009 & Fall 2010||Download syllabus (PDF)