Extra-Contractual Litigation Against Insurers
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Topics covered include: the insurer's third-party bad faith in refusing to settle; first-party bad faith in refusing to pay benefits; bad faith claims involving specific lines of insurance; common law claims; unfair claims settlement practices; alternative theories of liability, such as unjust enrichment; and more.
The authors provide a detailed discussion of trial tactics, covering each phase of trial from commencing an action through discovery, evidentiary rulings, jury instructions, verdict and damages. Extra-Contractual Litigation Against Insurers provides insights on strategies that will benefit all practitioners in this area. No matter which side you're on, this book will help you assess the viability of a claim and represent your clients effectively.
Table of contents
Theories of Extra-Contractual Liability Frequently Litigated
Bad Faith Claims
Damages and Other Remedies
Defenses to Extra-Contractual Claims: Theories, Parties, and Witnesses
Appellate Standard of Review
Table of Abbreviations