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Market Conduct Regulation – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 13

By A. Kenneth Levine A functional insurance market has become commensurate with the health, safety, and welfare of modern society. Insurance products fulfill the need for financial security of most Americans and the commerce upon which the American economy depends. Conversely, many economic factors...

Framework for the Regulation of the Insurance Industry – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 8

By Gary M. Cohen This is a time of unprecedented turmoil in the financial markets. The failure of Lehman Brothers and the federal bailout of AIG and other major financial institutions has led policymakers to consider wide-ranging changes to a regulatory system that dates back to the Great Depression...

Regulation of Rates and Risk Classification – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 11

By Nathanial Shapo. Due to its central role in United States society (see Section 11.01), it is settled public policy that insurance is a heavily regulated industry. However, what constitutes efficient and effective regulation of this commercial enterprise constitutes a subject of vigorous debate....

How the Office of National Insurance Act of 2010 Threatens State Insurance Regulation

By Karl L. Rubinstein 1 Title V of the new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) is named the “Federal Insurance Office Act of 2010.” Several provisions of Title V---foreshadow massive federal intrusion into the insurance industry and a likely...

Truckers’ and Motor Carriers’ Commercial Vehicle Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 69

By Jay Barry Harris, Lee Applebaum, and Jennifer Tatum Root, Attorneys, Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, P.C. Chapter 69 examines the insurance of commercial vehicles with a particular emphasis on insurance in the commercial trucking industry. This chapter explores federal and state regulation of...