Insurance Coverage Disputes is a comprehensive, chronologically organized and clearly written guide to the issues that can arise at every stage of a coverage dispute, from the initial inquiry into whether a policy exists to complex questions of law, evidence, procedure and strategy.
The authors explain in detail all aspects of litigating insurance coverage disputes, including: the varieties of policies and coverage; obligations of policyholders and insurers; and the nuts and bolts of proving or disproving coverage, from pretrial motions through settlement. Topics include: case management; venue; parties; justiciability; discovery disputes and privileged documents; insurance policy interpretation and construction; bad faith and extra-contractual claims; and the trial itself.
You'll find out about coverage for asbestos, natural disasters, environmental liability, business torts, products liability, employment practices, business interruption, toxic torts, and many other timely topics. There is also a series of ready reference charts summarizing the controlling law of each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia on a number of key liability insurance issues.
Book #00638; looseleaf, one volume, 1,080 pages; published in 1996, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-075-3
John H. Mathias, Jr. is senior partner and head of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Group of the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, a national firm with offices in Chicago, Washington D. C., Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas. He has served as the Co-Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's Litigation Section. He is a veteran trial lawyer who has lectured and written frequently on developments in insurance law. In recent years, Mr. Mathias has counseled companies, directors, officers and risk managers on a wide array of complex insurance coverage and procurement issues in the context of securities fraud class actions. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (1972) and Dartmouth College (1969).
John D. Shugrue
Mr. Shugrue is a partner in the Chicago office of Reed Smith LLP and is a senior member of the firm's Insurance Recovery Group. He has extensive experience in complex insurance coverage litigation involving CGL, D&O, First-Party Business Interruption and E&O claims. He was Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee from 1997-2000, and has served on the Section of Litigation's Federal Practice Task Force. He also co-chaired an American Bar Association Task Force that prepared the Manual for Complex Insurance Coverage Litigation. Mr. Shugrue writes and lectures frequently on a variety of insurance coverage issues, including Lloyd's and the London market, environmental and toxic tort insurance coverage, and Directors & Officers liability insurance. He graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law (1987) and the University of Denver (1984).
Thomas A. Marrinson
Mr. Marrinson is a partner in the Chicago office of Reed Smith LLP. He has experience in a wide variety of insurance coverage disputes, including those involving coverage for professional liability, D&O liability, environmental cleanup, lead poisoning, and asbestos-related property damage claims. Mr. Marrinson frequently writes and lectures on numerous insurance coverage issues throughout the country. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law (1989) and Columbia College (1986).
David M. Kroeger
David M. Kroeger is a partner and senior member of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Group of the Chicago office of Jenner & Block. He has represented major U.S. policyholders in insurance coverage matters, including directors and officers liability insurance, since 1990. He has also written and lectured on a variety of insurance coverage issues. Mr. Kroeger graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois College of Law (1990) and clerked for Judge Harlington Wood, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.