Litigation and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith is a complete resource to help support a bad faith claim or construct an expert defense. This comprehensive volume explains all the features of insurance bad faith law for both law students and active practitioners.
- Legal rules and fact situations
- Bad faith law developments from every U.S. jurisdiction
- The impact of more than 5,300 cases and statutes
- Timeliness and diligence in investigating claims
- Meeting the demands for communicating with clients, claimants, and counsel
- Defending against claims and/or offering settlements
- Discovery from and by insured
- Damage allowances and limitations
- Possible alternatives under common-law and statutes
- Future expectations about bad faith law
- Third-party claims
- Standards of conduct that may be useful when advising clients on avoiding bad faith claims
The text also offers sample jury instructions, examples of state and federal complaints and answers, and sample correspondence between the insured, insurer, and counsel.