Insurance and issues of insurance coverage are involved in many cases, even though they do not appear to involve insurance coverage questions. As such, it is important to have an understanding of insurance issues when working on a wide variety of cases and matters.
This introductory-level course will provide a general overview of typical legal principles and rules involved in insurance coverage disputes, such as how to interpret an insurance policy and examples of laws protecting consumers. This course will also provide an overview of the types of regulations and laws used by states to regulate the business of insurance. It will examine the differences between first-party coverage and third-party coverage and the significance of those differences. Finally, this course will discuss how seemingly non-insurance coverage issues can involve insurance coverage issues.
Due to the general nature of this course, we will not focus on the laws for a specific state but rather provide registrants with an understanding of common legal principles and general issues involved in insurance coverage litigation so that registrants can be aware of these issues when they are working with their clients.