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Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials 3E

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Third Edition

Tom Baker, University of Pennsylvania 
Kyle Logue, University of Michigan 

2013.  704 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-2507-4.

With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

Tom Baker, a highly regarded teacher and scholar on the faculty of both Penn Law and Wharton demonstrates the big picture in insurance law and policy, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in the 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. Here is a text that 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.


The Third Edition welcomes new co-author Kyle Logue, who is a highly regarded teacher and scholar on the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School.  Professor Baker is the Reporter and Professor Logue the Associate Reporter of the new ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project. A new and improved ERISA unit incorporates recent Supreme Court decisions. Relevant new material from the Affordable Care Act informs the discussion of health insurance. The Third Edition makes extensive use of the ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project, with black letter rules presented through problems. Judicious pruning of notes, problems, and cases to allows room for recent developments in case law and insurance regulation.

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

  • stellar authorship in Tom Baker 
  • highly regarded teacher and scholar
  • on the faculty of both Penn Law and Wharton
  • focus on the big picture―federal-state regulatory roles and traditional insurance topics 
  • more statutory materials than other casebooks, typically presented through problems
  • manageable assignments:
  • structured to contain one major case 
  • followed by informative notes, questions and a problem
  • appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course
  • comprehensive Teacher’s Manual 
  • 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 
  • answers to questions and problems

Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:

  • new co-author Kyle Logue,  Reporter for the new ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project
  • a new and improved ERISA unit, incorporating recent Supreme Court decisions
  • relevant materials from the Affordable Care Act in the health insurance material
  • extensive use of the ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project, with black letter rules presented through problems
  • judicious editing of notes, problems, and cases to spotlight recent developments in case law and insurance regulation