Advanced Introduction to Insurance Law

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Advanced Introduction to Insurance Law

9781800884212 Edward Elgar Publishing
Robert H. Jerry, II, Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law Emeritus, School of Law, University of Missouri, and Dean Emeritus and Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law Emeritus, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, US
Publication Date: April 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80088 421 2 Extent: c 170 pp
Providing a comprehensive overview of the body of law that regulates the insurance business, this Advanced Introduction evaluates the governing principles, policies, values, and purposes of insurance legislation and related judicial doctrines. It examines the ways in which the industry’s origins help us understand the present, and how insurance connects to major public policy issues that will shape the world for future generations.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business, and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Providing a comprehensive overview of the body of law that regulates the insurance business, this Advanced Introduction evaluates the governing principles, policies, values, and purposes of insurance legislation and related judicial doctrines. It examines the ways in which the industry’s origins help us understand its present shape, and how insurance connects to major public policy issues that will shape the world for future generations.

Key Features:
• Introduces the fundamental rules and principles of insurance law
• Explores how these rules and principles intersect with important issues of public policy
• Discusses how insurance law shapes public choices in the modern world
• Examines the interactions between insurers and the people who purchase their products
• Proposes avenues for further research relating to fortuity, indemnity, misrepresentation and breach of warranty, settlement obligations, and risk classification

Providing an enlightening overview of insurance law in context, this Advanced Introduction will be crucial reading for students, scholars, and practitioners in business law, insurance law, and risk management.
Critical Acclaim
‘Bob Jerry has done a remarkable job of covering a lot of ground in a short book. The Advanced Introduction lives up to its name, providing lawyers, judges and law students a high-level, sophisticated view of an enormously complex field of law.’
– Tom Baker, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, US

‘Professor Jerry has written a succinct tour de force of insurance principles, doctrine, and policy that in addition to providing a roadmap for students is also a ready reference for insurance
scholars.’
– Jeffrey W. Stempel, University of Nevada Las Vegas, US

‘This book is a gem. Only an expert like its author can give such a brief and, at the same time, in-depth study of the legal and business sides of insurance. No previous knowledge is required, as the exposition is very clear and full of examples from everyday life.’
– María Luisa Muñoz Paredes, University of Oviedo, Spain

‘Dean Robert Jerry’s Advanced Introduction to Insurance Law is that rare compilation that respects its readers. For the novice, the book deals with a complex subject in an accessible and unpatronizing way; for the expert, the book is a valuable overview. Jerry’s ambitious goal of “seek[ing] to preserve the value of brevity while engaging the complexities [of insurance] . . . .” is easily met. This is a must read.’
– Leo P. Martinez, University of California, US
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. The purpose, meaning, and roles of insurance 3. Conceptualizing insurance 4. The nature of the insurance business 5. The nature of insurance law and regulation 6. Elements of an insurance contract 7. Fundamental assumptions of insurance (and
their limits) 8. Insurance as agreement: the influence of contract law 9. Scope of coverage: the boundaries of the insurer’s
obligation 10. Liability insurance: indemnity, defense, and settlement obligations 11. Challenges in a changing world: why insurance
matters (reprise) Index
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