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Chapter 1 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition – Content Abstract

Chapter 1: WHAT IS INSURANCE? Chapter 1 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition begins in Section 1.01 with a discussion of the reasons insurance exists. Risk exists throughout the world; life is uncertain, and we cannot foresee exactly what will happen in the future. These risks create...

Chapter 3 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition – Content Abstract

Chapter 3: THE CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP Chapter 3 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition examines the contractual relationship between the parties to an insurance contract. Insurance policies are subject to general contract law, but they are also are highly regulated by statutes and caselaw...

Insurance Solvency Regulation – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 14

By Gary Hernandez and Paige Waters The following chapter discusses the philosophy and methodology behind the regulation of insurer solvency. It begins in Section 14.01[1] with a brief review of the field of solvency regulation. Such regulation seeks to mitigate the risk of loss to businesses and individuals...

Regulation of Policy Forms – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 10

By Carrie Cope This chapter begins with a discussion of the history and purpose of policy form regulation and notes that dramatic differences among the states in size, geography, industry, politics and financial resources have impacted their reasons for regulation as well as their philosophies in...

Licensing of Insurers – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 9

By Julie McPeak This chapter begins with a description of the issues prevalent in the initial formation of an insurance company, from the perspective of the organizers and the state insurance regulators. Often, matters of concern to regulators opining on the adequacy of the application for insurance...

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 Insurance Intermediaries – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 15

By Randall Doctor and Robert J. Cerny This chapter explores the law relating to the government regulation of insurance intermediaries. Insurance intermediaries are individuals or entities that in various capacities represent and act on behalf of parties to insurance transactions. In the United States...

Blogs from the ILC Advisory Board: New Jersey Supreme Court Cites New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition on Duty to Defend for Claim of Emotional Distress

By Jeffery Thomas, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Just a few days ago, the New Jersey Supreme Court cited the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition § 19.04 in Abouzaid v. Mansard Gardens Associates, 2011 N.J. LEXIS...