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In Defense Of The Restatement Of Liability Insurance Law, Tom Baker, Kyle D. Logue Apr 2017

In Defense Of The Restatement Of Liability Insurance Law, Tom Baker, Kyle D. Logue

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The importance of liability law to the American system of justice, and to the US economy in general, are well known. Somewhat less well known, at least among non-lawyers, is the corresponding centrality of liability insurance. For most non-contractual legal claims for damages that are brought against individuals or firms, there is some form of liability insurance coverage. Such coverage, provided by state-regulated insurance companies, ranges from auto and homeowners’ policies (sold to consumers throughout the country) to commercial general liability policies (sold to businesses of all sizes) to professional liability policies of various sorts (including Directors and Officers coverage …


Encouraging Insurers To Regulate: The Role (If Any) For Tort Law, Kyle D. Logue Dec 2015

Encouraging Insurers To Regulate: The Role (If Any) For Tort Law, Kyle D. Logue

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Insurance companies are financially responsible for a substantial portion of the losses associated with risky activities in the economy. The more insurers can lower the risks posed by their insureds, the more competitively they can price their policies, and the more customers they can attract. Thus, competition forces insurers to be private regulators of risk. To that end, insurers deploy a range of techniques to encourage their insureds to reduce the risks of their insured activities, from charging experience-rated premiums to discounting premium rates for insureds who make specific behavioral changes designed to reduce risk. Somewhat paradoxically, however, tort law …


Insurance - Disability Benefits - Insured's Duty To Remove Disability, Roy L. Steinheimer May 1940

Insurance - Disability Benefits - Insured's Duty To Remove Disability, Roy L. Steinheimer

Michigan Law Review

Plaintiff insured had suffered from diabetes since 1932. Defendant insurance company paid disability benefits till 1937 and thereafter refused to make further payments on the ground that plaintiff had refused to avail himself of the insulin and dietary treatment advised by his physician. Such treatment is neither dangerous, painful, nor detrimental to the patient. From an order sustaining plaintiff's demurrer to defendant's answer, defendant appealed. Held, plaintiff's demurrer sustained. The policies as written define the rights and duties of the contracting parties and should be construed as written. The court will not read into policies by operation of law …