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Insurance Law and Policy

Front Cover - Insurance Law and Policy

Fourth Edition


Tom Baker
University of Pennsylvania

Kyle D. Logue
University of Michigan 

2017. 768 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7491-1. 

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About the Book

A contemporary, easy-to-teach text by high-profile authors, this casebook invites students and teachers to re-imagine the field of Insurance Law. The authors demonstrates the big-picture role of insurance law and policy in American business and society, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem. This text appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course. The Teacher’s Manual—with case briefs, backgrounds on selected cases, simple diagrams that explain complex issues, and answers to questions and problems—is especially useful for instructors new to the course.

Hallmark features of Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials:

  • Focus on the big picture of federal-state regulatory roles in addition to the traditional insurance coverage topics addressed in other Insurance Law casebooks
  • Extensive use of statutory materials, with statutes typically presented through problems 
  • Manageable assignments structured with one major case, informative notes, questions, and a problem 
  • Interesting, well-edited, up-to-date cases, with context-setting introductions, on topics such as the World Trade Center attack, Katrina, and the latest Supreme Court decisions on punitive damages and employment-based insurance benefits 
  • Appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course
  • Comprehensive Teacher’s Manual with introductory essay for new Insurance Law teachers; case briefs and suggestions for how to teach cases; descriptions of the commercial backgrounds of selected cases; simple diagrams that explain complex issues; and answers to questions and problems
Thoroughly updated, the Fourth Edition presents:

  • Thoroughgoing incorporation of materials from the Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance (for which authors are reporters) in Chapters 2, 4, and 5
  • Revision of the health insurance materials in light of Affordable Care Act
  • Inclusion of the most recent Homeowners and Commercial General Liability Insurance forms
  • Significant updating of Chapters 4 and 5 on liability insurance reflecting developments in authors’ thinking as a result of the work on the Restatement
  • Further expansion and improvement of regulatory materials

Preface / Sample Chapters