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Liability Insurance Law

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 1

This short course is intended to provide you with practical knowledge of liability insurance that you can apply early in your legal career.  After briefly introducing basic insurance law concepts, the course will provide (a) an overview of common forms of liability insurance, including an examination and analysis of prevalent liability insurance policy forms; (b) thorough treatment of liability insurers’ contractual duties to defend and indemnify their insureds; (c) thorough treatment of liability insurers’ duty to settle litigation involving their insureds; (d) a general analysis of liability insurers’ duty of good faith and fair dealing; (d) liability insurers’ potential liability for breach of their duties, including tort liability for bad faith; and (e) the professional responsibilities of defense lawyers hired by liability insurers to defend their policyholders.