Researching Secondary Insurance Law Sources
Secondary Sources of Insurance Law can be found in the following formats:
- Couch on Insurance, KF 1159.5 .C62 1995 5th floor. Online access through Westlaw
- Holme’s Appleman on Insurance KF 1164 .A92 1996 5th floor. Online access through
Text and Treatises
Library has both print and electronic version of texts and treatises on the topic of insurance law. To find out what we have, the easiest way is to do an online catalog search. To start your Search:
- Words Search:
Type: automobile liability and insurance, you will get titles like:
Irvin E. Schermer, Automobile Liability Insurance 3d: No-fault Insurance, Uninsured motorists, compulsory Coverage, KF 1218 .S332, 5th floor.
- Subject Search:
Type: insurance-pollution liability-united states, you will get titles like:
Tod Zuckerman, Environmental Insurance Litigation: Law and Practice, KF 1220.P5 Z83, 5th floor.
Matthew Lenz, Environmental Pollution: Liability and Insurance, KF 1220 .P5 E585, 5th floor.
- Title Search:
Type: Liability Insurance Dispute, if you know the title. You will get a screen telling you whether the book is available, its call number and the location.
Sol Schreiber, Liability Insurance Disputes, KF 1190 .S3, 5th floor.
- Author Search:
Type author’s last name first, followed by the author’s first name, e.g. lowry john, will
let you get the following titles:
John P Lowry, Insurance Law: Cases and Materials, KD1859 .L592, 4th floor.
John P Lowry and Philip Rawlings, Insurance Law: Doctrines and Principles, KD 1859 .L69, 4th floor.
- Ebooks can be accessed through the Making of Modern Law under Research Databases from Library homepage. Again you can search by Word, Subject, Author or Title.
- Keyword search liability insurance brings you titles such as:
Edwin Warren, The Law of Liability: a Digest of the Laws of Negligence, Respecting Personal Injuries, With the Leading Decisions of the Highest Federal and... New York, 1899.
Thomas Gold Frost, A Treatise on Guaranty Insurance and Compensated Suretyship: Including Therein as Subsidiary Branches the Law of Fidelity, Commercial and... 2nd ed., enl. And rev. Boston, 1909.
Law Review Articles
Legal Periodical Indexes are the best research tools to find a journal article or a law review article. At the Law School Library Homepage, click on “Legal Periodical Indexes,” choose either “Index to Legal Periodicals,” or “Legal Trac (Legal Resource Index)” to start your search.
- Word Search: Type: directors and officers liability insurance, brings you articles like:
Sean J. Griffith, Uncovering a Gatekeeper: Why the SEC Should Mandate Disclosure of Details Concerning Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Policies, 154 University of Pennsylvania Law Review, P1147 (May 2006).
Neil Campbell, Allocation Problems in D&O Policies: Vero v. Baycorp, 17 Insurance Law Journal, p85-92, (Feb 2006)
- You can also try author, title or subject search using Legal Periodical Indexes. LexisNexis, Westlaw and Hein Online are powerful tools to get law review articles. Please let me know if you need any help to improve your LexisNexis and Westlaw search skill.
Many insurance companies and organizations publish useful information on their websites. Here are some examples:
- Insurance Information Institute. Take a look under Hot Topics & Issues Updates, you may find studies, such as, Products Liability: Emerging Exposures, Best Practices, or Compulsory Auto Insurance, etc. Check under Latest Studies, you will find articles like Hospital Professional Liability and Physician Liability.
- Swiss Re, search under Research and Publications, you will find full-text articles Insurance in Emerging Market: Focus on Liability Development.
- Lloyds, search under Research and Publications, you will find articles Taking Risk on Board, London Market Principles, etc.
- State Insurance Department websites, Connecticut Insurance Department, where you can find insurance statutes, regulations and bulletins.
- Insurance Law Collection and Research at University of Connecticut School of Law pulls together sites for doing insurance research in the United States and foreign countries.