Unlike most other books in the field, which slant toward either policyholder or insurer counsel, Stempel on Insurance Contracts takes an even-handed nonpartisan approach, making it useful to attorneys from all sides. Moreover, it's designed for practitioners from all professional backgrounds and insurance experience.
Written in clear, jargon-free language, it covers everything from the basic insurance concepts, principles, and structure of insurance policies to today's most complex issues and disputes. The author, Jeffrey W. Stempel, is a well-known authority on the law of insurance coverage. This new Third Edition of Stempel on Insurance Contracts is up to date on every aspect of its subject. This one-stop resource is practice-oriented and packed with practical guidance. After providing information about insurance contracts and issues in general, it focuses on specific types of policies and coverage such as property coverage, excess and umbrella coverage, and reinsurance, plus such vital areas as employment, defective construction, and terrorism claims...D&O liability...ERISA...computer and cyber losses...bad faith litigation...and much more. Plus, you'll find extensive examination of the commercial general liability (CGL) policy, the type of insurance involved in most major coverage cases. Among the most important CGL issues covered in Stempel on Insurance Contracts are:Pollution-related coverageTrigger of coverage Apportionment of insurer and policyholder responsibilityBusiness risk exclusionsCoverage under the 'personal injury' section of the CGL Coverage under 'advertising injury' Nowhere else will you find so much valuable current information, in-depth analysis, sharp insight, authoritative commentary, significant case law, and practical guidance on this critically important area. With its clear explanations and thorough, even-handed coverage, Stempel on Insurance Contracts is unlike any other resource in its field.
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