Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions

    Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions

    Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions

    For lawyers specializing in insurance coverage litigation, this is a concise and quick orientation to the law of insurance in specific jurisdictions, particularly when faced with difficult conflict-of-law questions. Chapters are arranged in a 50-state survey format that is expanded to include common law interpretation in Canada, England, and Wales, as well as the anticipated ALI Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance.

    Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions

    Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions

    Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions

    For lawyers specializing in insurance coverage litigation, this is a concise and quick orientation to the law of insurance in specific jurisdictions, particularly when faced with difficult conflict-of-law questions. Chapters are arranged in a 50-state survey format that is expanded to include common law interpretation in Canada, England, and Wales, as well as the anticipated ALI Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance.
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    Attorneys who specialize in insurance coverage litigation have long noted the varied approaches used in different jurisdictions to interpret and apply insurance policies. There are many similarities, yet some striking differences. Core issues on which the jurisdictions differ include:

    • The degree of deference given the "reasonable expectations" of the insured
    • How those expectations are determined
    • The circumstances in which they make affect the meaning of policy language

    The result of your case may depend on which law governs.

    Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Jurisdictions is a focused reference for lawyers needing a quick orientation to the law of insurance in specific jurisdictions, particularly when faced with difficult conflict-of-law questions. The survey chapters are arranged in a 50-state survey format, expanded to include common law interpretation in Canada, England, and Wales, as well as the anticipated ALI Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance.

    Product Details

    Sponsor Groups

    Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

    Publisher

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781634255745

    Page Count

    444

    Product Code

    5190533

    Sponsor Groups

    Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

    Publisher

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781634255752

    Page Count

    444

    Product Code

    5190533EBK

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