An Introduction to American Insurance Law

Prof. Chaim Saiman,Villanova University Charles Widger, USA

9/12, 12/12, 14/12, 16/12, 19/12, 21/12/2021 16:00-19:30

This course introduces students to the basics of American insurance law. We examine the central doctrines that apply to insurance policy and compare them the interpretive techniques that prevail under general contract law. The course concludes applying this material to recent lawsuits arising out of the COVID-19 crisis. Close to 95% of dollars recovered through the American tort system derive from insurance funds. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of liability insurance. We focus on core aspects of the insurance system, common policy provisions and their interpretation.