It has been a little over two years since the first edition of this book was published. In this second edition, the authors have added discussions concerning many of the over seventy insurance cases that were decided by New Jersey state and federal courts since the first edition was published. In addition, a new chapter was added that discusses the potential liability of insurance agents and brokers. As was the case with the first edition, this new edition provides a broad overview of New Jersey insurance coverage litigation involving the enforcement and interpretation of insurance policies. Whether you are handling your first insurance case, are a seasoned insurance law practitioner, or simply need to address insurance issues as part of your business, this book will provide an answer to most of the questions you may have about New Jersey insurance law.
The book covers everything from a basic overview of general insurance principles, to in-depth discussions of complex insurance and reinsurance issues, including coverage for losses resulting from catastrophic events, Carter-Wallace allocation issues arising out of environmental and toxic tort claims, when the duty to defend and/or indemnity exists, the potential liability of insurance agents and brokers, and the recoverability of bad-faith and extra contractual damages.
The authors, who have a combined total of more than 45 years of experience litigating insurance cases in New Jersey, provide insight into both first-party property and third-party liability coverages issues, reinsurance issues, and the potential liability of insurance agents and brokers.
Practical strategies and answers to your toughest insurance coverage litigation questions, including:
· Detailed discussion of common issue arising out of insurance claims
· Information relevant to both experienced insurance practitioners
· Insights into may issues raised by in-house counsel regarding insurance coverage disputes
· Discussions of complex insurance issues that are accessible to non-attorneys
· Practical guidance into the handling of insurance issues as opposed to academic theory
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