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California Liability Insurance Practice: Claims and Litigation

California Liability Insurance Practice: Claims and Litigation

Use this guide to interpret rights and obligations under Commercial General Liability insurance policies, analyze coverage, initiate and investigate claims, conduct the defense and settle the case, and interpret claims involving multiple insurers and overlapping coverage.

  • Rights and obligations of the parties
  • Claims process
  • Complex claims issues
  • Claim-related litigation
  • Coverage, interpretation, and defense checklists
  • Tables of cases, references, and forms
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Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    Volume 1

    PART I: ANALYZING RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE POLICY

  • 1. Basic Liability Insurance Terms and Types of Liability Policies
  • 2. Overview of Rights and Obligations Under the Policy
  • 3. Analyzing Coverage: Reading and Interpreting Insurance Policies
  • 4. Determining Whether Insurer Must Defend
  • 5. Determining Whether Enforceable Obligation Exists
  • PART II: THE UNDERLYING CLAIMS PROCESS

  • 6. Overview of the Claims Process
  • 7. Initiating a Claim
  • 8. Identifying Sources of Coverage; Tendering Defense to Insurer
  • 9. Investigating the Claim
  • 10. Responding to Tender
  • 11. Insured’s Role in Defense
  • 12. Conducting the Defense
  • 13. Defending With Independent Counsel for Insured
  • 14. General Insurance Considerations in Settlement
  • 15. Special Considerations in Settlement
  • Volume 2

    PART III: COMPLEX CLAIMS ISSUES

  • 16. Claims Involving Multiple Insurers and Overlapping Coverage
  • 17. Claims Involving Excess Insurance
  • 18. Claims Involving Insurer Insolvency
  • PART IV: CLAIM-RELATED LITIGATION

  • 19. Overview of Claim-Related Actions
  • 20. Actions for Declaratory Relief
  • 21. Rescission and Reformation
  • 22. Interpleader
  • 23. Contribution, Subrogation, and Indemnity
  • 24. General Principles of Contract and Bad Faith Actions
  • 25. Actions for Failure to Defend
  • 26. Actions for Failure to Settle
  • 27. Claimant’s Direct Action for Recovery of Judgment
  • 28. Other Actions for Improper Claims Conduct
  • 29. Actions Against Agents and Brokers

Authors

    Original Authors

  • Lane J. Ashley
  • Jonathan F. Bank
  • Bradley Ashley Bening
  • Robert Berg
  • William F. Campbell
  • James E. Chodzko
  • Robert V. Closson
  • Thomas M. Correll
  • Raphael Cotkin
  • Mark E. Edwards
  • David A. Firestone
  • J. Alan Frederick
  • Dennis Gildea
  • Larry M. Golub
  • Barbara A. Goode
  • Eliot R. Hudson
  • Thomas W. Johnson, Jr.
  • Kent Keller
  • Scott Michael Kolod
  • N. David Lyons
  • Donald W. McCormick
  • Hon. Donald F. Miles
  • Larry W. Mitchell
  • Julia A. Molander
  • Philip L. Pillsbury, Jr.
  • Joseph W. Rogers
  • Robert N. Schiff
  • Arthur Schwartz
  • Fulton M. Smith III
  • Alexander F. Stuart
  • Andre V. Tolpegin
  • Steven H. Weinstein
  • Patricia Winters
  • Update Authors

  • William F. Campbell
  • Stephen J. Erigero
  • Eryk R. Gettell
  • Larry M. Golub
  • Kim Karelis
  • Timothy J Lepore
  • James C. Nielsen
  • Meredith Ponce
  • Rebekah R. Shapiro

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