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Massachusetts Liability Insurance Manual

Comprehensive coverage, expert guidance

2000255EBK
8/20/2014
758 pages (ebook)
2nd Edition 2011, with 2014 Supplement
© 2014 MCLE, Inc.
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Product Description

The Massachusetts Liability Insurance Manual was produced through the collaborative efforts of more than two dozen leading practitioners. It addresses not only the most important types of liability policies (such as automobile, homeowner's, commercial general liability, professional liability, environmental, and employment practices), but also a series of issues that are essential to understanding how these policies work in practice, such as what duties are imposed on insurance companies, policyholders, and agents and brokers; how declaratory judgments are used to resolve conflicts over coverage; and what ethical responsibilities are imposed on attorneys involved in an insurance defense case. The Massachusetts Liability Insurance Manual is your essential guide to one of the most challenging and pervasive areas of Massachusetts practice!

Recent updates:

  • Update: August 2014

    Dear Subscriber:

    Thank you for updating your reference library with the 2014 supplement to the Massachusetts Liability Insurance Manual. This updated product brings the latest in liability insurance law within your immediate reach—for fast, accurate, and practical answers to your questions and practice challenges.

    Highlights from among the developments addressed in this supplement include

    • application of the "in for one, in for all" approach to the duty to defend in proceedings involving mixed claims;
    • the availability of medical payments coverage for medical expenses paid by health insurance;
    • the scope of exclusions from homeowner's liability insurance coverage;
    • the scope of the term "temporary worker" in commercial general liability (CGL) policies;
    • a determination that a professional liability policy did not cover a claim regarding an attorney's fee-sharing agreement with his former law firm;
    • further refinements in the case law governing allocation of long-tail environmental claims in the years following Boston Gas Co. v. Century Indemnity Co., 454 Mass. 337 (2009);
    • changes in the rules of professional conduct governing fee agreements; and
    • important clarifications of the scope of liability, the calculation of damages, and the liability of the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund in cases brought under Chapter 93A and Chapter 176D.

    We trust you will find this latest version of the Massachusetts Liability Insurance Manual a valuable resource, as we at MCLE continue our efforts to bring you the latest solutions to the issues you face in your practice.

    Very truly yours,

    John M. Lawlor, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney

  • Update: May 2011

    Dear Subscriber:

    Thank you for updating your reference library with this second edition of the Massachusetts Liability Insurance Manual. This updated product brings the latest in liability insurance law within your immediate reach—for fast, accurate, and practical answers to your questions and practice challenges.

    Highlights from among the most recent developments addressed in this edition include

    • use of a pro rata, time-on-the-risk approach to allocate losses on long-tail claims among multiple insurers;
    • liability of the state insolvency fund and joint underwriting associations for violations of Chapter 176D (overruling prior decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court);
    • application of the motor vehicle exclusion of a homeowner's policy to a motorized piece of equipment used in construction (a "skid steer");
    • consideration of facts beyond the allegations of the complaint to establish whether the insurer has a duty to defend;
    • an insurer's inability to recover attorney fees for a suit to establish another insurer's duty to defend;
    • application of the Massachusetts Insurance Insolvency Fund's $300,000 statutory damages cap separately to claims of medical malpractice and loss of consortium;
    • a finding that a captive insurer was "engaged in the business of insurance" for purposes of liability under Chapter 176D; and
    • an analysis of the appropriate measure of damages where an insurer makes a "tardy, but reasonable offer" that is rejected by the plaintiff.

    We trust you will find this latest edition of the Massachusetts Liability Insurance Manual a valuable resource, as we at MCLE continue our efforts to bring you the latest solutions to the issues you face in your practice.

    Very truly yours,

    John M. Lawlor, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 - Basic Elements of the Insurance Contract (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 2 - Automobile Insurance (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 3 - Homeowner's Liability Insurance (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 4 - Commercial General Liability Policies (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 5 - Professional Liability Insurance Issues (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 6 - Reinsurance Issues (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 7 - Excess Insurance (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 8 - Environmental Coverage Disputes (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 9 - Obligations of Insurer and Policyholder (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 10 - Insurance Brokers and Agents (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 11 - Declaratory Judgment Suits (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 12 - Ethical Considerations (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 13 - Bad Faith Claims Handling—G.L. c. 93A and G.L. c. 176D (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 14 - Insurance Regulation (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 15 - Insurer Insolvency (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 16 - Fidelity and Surety Bonds (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 17 - Insurance Coverage for Employment-Related Practices (Buy Chapter)

Editor(s)

Robert A. Whitney, Esq., Massachusetts Division of Insurance, Boston

Author(s)

Kathryn Anbinder Covarrubias, Esq., Law Offices of Roberta Fitzpatrick, Boston
Carol A. Kelly, Esq., Murray, Kelly & Bertrand, PC, Woburn
Rhonda L. Rittenberg, Esq., Lexington Insurance Company, Boston
John G. Ryan, Esq., Finnegan, Underwood, Ryan & Tierney, Boston
Robert A. Whitney, Esq., Massachusetts Division of Insurance, Boston

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