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LAWS 4435 Insurance Law (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Insurance is of pervasive importance on the modern world, whether in the manufacture and sale of a product, in the ownership of a house or a motor vehicle, in the need for life insurance, in the practice of a profession, in serving as an officer or director of a company, in protection against medical expenses or the consequences of personal injury, and, of course, in the litigation of contract and tort claims. Insurance coverage is often a major influence on litigation. No litigator or representative of an enterprise can avoid having an understanding of insurance principles, including the obligation of insurers to treat claimants fairly. This course covers general principles of insurance, the regulation of insurance, various kinds of insurance (property, life, health, liability and motor vehicle), ethical considerations for lawyers, and relationships between insurers.


Instructor(s): Patricia McCoy

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 02-Apr-14