01/30/2008 10:27:24 AM EST
Tackling Typical Tasks a Junior Associate Faces in Researching Insurance Issues
You are tasked with developing a memo for a partner discussing lawsuits over defective insulation for an insurance company client. Where do you start?
o Emerging issues coverage is found in a number of areas on LexisNexis. By using Matthew Bender® resources, like New Appleman: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law and Mealey’s Insurance Reports, you can get in-depth analysis on emerging areas of law.
One of your firm’s insurance company clients requests a 50-state assessment of court treatment of various issues under standard insurance policy clauses. What resource would you use to find the answer quickly?
o Access to Miller’s Standard Insurance Policies Annotated, which provides expert annotated policy forms with access to interpretation by state, topic and even by policy form number. It’s like having a partner working directly with an Associate on a complex coverage issue. Complement this with the new insurance JurisCharts with Analysis now available on lexis.com®.
A partner has been asked by clients to provide them with updates on investigations of comparable insurance companies—they want to know the compliance traps competitors have faced. The partner asks you to investigate what the clients’ competitors are dealing with relative to compliance.
o Insurance Compliance includes market conduct examination reports that are searchable by topic or company name. Clients use this information to understand what regulators are concerned about by state, by company, and by topic. With LexisNexis, you can get all the related sources and news you need for insurance compliance issues in one spot, easily organized on the insurance practice area pages on lexis.com®. In addition, LexisNexis offers 100 insurance compliance surveys to give you that overview of the landscape.