Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Insurance Law and Torts & Compensation Sections will present a joint progam at the AALS annual meeting on Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 10:30 am to 12:15 am. The program is "On the Unavoidable Intersection of Torts and Insurance," and features Nora Engstrom (Stanford), Tom Baker (Penn), and from a call for papers, Juscelino F. Colares (Case Western). The program description provides:
Recent scholarship has shown that tort law and practice are inextricably linked with insurance law. Liability insurance drives tort law in action, influencing what claims are brought, how they are litigated, and how damages are determined. First party insurance such as health and disability insurance are essential parts of the picture in understanding the legal system’s treatment of injury. The program reflects this intersection between torts and insurance, bringing together scholars doing cutting edge research adding to our understanding. Papers will focus on several areas including lawyers’ liability and insurance, the failure of no-fault insurance, and oil spill compensation.