Eleventh Edition of Thomson Reuters Insurance Law Treatise Authored by Seaman and Schulze Now Available
We are pleased to announce that Thomson Reuters has published the Eleventh Edition of the insurance law treatise, entitled Allocation of Losses in Complex Insurance Coverage Claims (11th Ed. 2023) authored by Hinshaw partners Scott Seaman and Jason Schulze. The publication is now available for purchase. For twenty-two consecutive years, Hinshaw partners Scott Seaman, Co-Chair of Hinshaw's Global Insurance Services Practice Group, and Jason Schulze have updated the treatise. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of many of the issues driving contemporary insurance claims and coverage litigation and reinsurance cessions and arbitrations.
Written by experienced practitioners, this authoritative work is cited by courts, used by counsel, and relied upon by insurance professionals. It provides easy-to-follow explanations, analysis of the relevant policy language and caselaw, and useful insights and references.
The book provides in-depth coverage of matters, including:
- Updated 50-state compendia of allocation decisions and trigger-of-coverage decisions
- Analysis of the various allocation methodologies, allocation to the policyholder, impact of insurance unavailability, and developments with respect to the selective-tender rule
- Discussion of the impact of a policyholder's bankruptcy and an insurer's insolvency
- Decisions on professional liability, directors and officers liability, and other claims-made policy issues
- Consideration of reallocation among insurers through "other insurance" clauses and contribution claims
- Discussion of coordination of coverage between claims-made and occurrence-based contracts
- Review of stub policy, policy extension, and multi-year policy issues
- Tracking of developments regarding number-of-occurrence decisions
- Examination of defense obligations, coverage for defense costs, and rights of reimbursement
- Allocation of verdicts between covered and non-covered claims/damages
- Consideration of legal audits, litigation management guidelines, and joint defense issues
- Evaluation of insurance settlement issues and settlement credits
- Coverage of a wide range of claim types, including general and professional liability, first-party property, environmental, asbestos, and construction defect
- Review of issues relating to policy limits, self-insured retentions, and exhaustion and impairment of coverage
- Examination of recent decisions affecting reinsurance allocations
- Assessment of construction defect losses, including assignment of risk in the construction contracts, insurance policies and coverage issues, and indemnity and subrogation
- Cybersecurity and privacy claims and silent and cyber-specific coverage
- Social inflation and its impact on claims
- ESG/sustainability and their impact on insurers and policyholders
- COVID-19 and pandemic coverage claims
- Representations and warranties insurance and much more.
In addition to the traditional hard copy version of the book, the treatise is available as an eBook. For more information and to order your copy, visit the Thomson Reuters website.