The Manual of Complex Insurance Coverage Litigation

Overview

This is the definitive case management guide, written to help both policyholders' and insurers' attorneys save time and money in complicated insurance coverage cases. Manual for Complex Insurance Coverage Litigation by the Task Force of the Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation of the ABA, details the ways to formulate and implement case management procedures with a series of orders covering pleadings, amendments, early motions, and hearings. There are also provisions on the scope and conduct of ...

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Overview

This is the definitive case management guide, written to help both policyholders' and insurers' attorneys save time and money in complicated insurance coverage cases. Manual for Complex Insurance Coverage Litigation by the Task Force of the Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation of the ABA, details the ways to formulate and implement case management procedures with a series of orders covering pleadings, amendments, early motions, and hearings. There are also provisions on the scope and conduct of interrogatories, document requests, depositions, and other discovery devices. Valuable techniques for efficiently presenting the issues to court and jury are also provided.

Authoritative answers are given for such questions as:

  • What issues should a comprehensive Case Management Order address?
  • How can written and deposition discovery be conducted more efficiently and at lower costs?
  • What issues should be addressed in settlement documents?
  • How can motion practice be streamlined without sacrificing the parties' right to be heard?
  • Which amendments to the Federal Rules must be considered in formulating a case management plan?
  • How can the case be 'phased' to make it more manageable?
  • What case management techniques improve handling complex insurance coverage litigation cases?
  • And more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131093232
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Pages: 1818
  • Product dimensions: 10.32 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 3.96 (d)

Table of Contents


• Commercial Insurance
• First-Party and Third-Party Insurance
• Principal Parts of an Insurance Policy
• Excess Insurance
• Placing Commercial Insurance Coverage
• Commercial Claims and Losses
• Case Management
• Early Judicial Conferences
• Special Masters and Magistrate Judges
• Organization of Counsel for Parties with Common Interests
• Case Management Orders
• Phasing
• Discovery
• Written Discovery
• Document Discovery
• Deposition Discovery
• Non-Party Discovery
• Expert Discovery
• Confidentiality and Protective Orders
• Resolution of Discovery Disputes
• Use of Computers
• Motion Practice
• General Approaches to Motion Practice Management
• Specific Motions
• Mechanics of Motion Practice
• Settlement Tools
• Approaches to Settlement
• Settlement Agreements
• Factors Influencing Settlement or Double Jeopardy: Relationship Between Coverage and Underlying Actions
• Trial Management
• Establishing a Pretrial Preparation Schedule
• Pretrial Organization
• Pretrial Logistical Matters
• Organization Tools for Trial
• Appeals
• Interlocutory Appeals
• Appeals After Final Judgment



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