Commercially Published Books by Barry Zalma

The following are books commercially published and can be purchased from each of the publishers.


The National Underwriter Company Publishes The Zalma Insurance Claims Library


The full Zalma Insurance Claims Library is available at www.nationalunderwriter.com/ZalmaLibrary, and includes:

Availability: Ships in 2-3 weeks

Quick OverviewInsurance Law

Insurance Law is the most comprehensive, and yet practical, insurance law authority available today. Written by nationally-renowned insurance coverage expert Barry Zalma, an insurance coverage attorney, consultant, expert witness and blogger, Insurance Law introduces the new insurance professional to the fundamental principles of insurance and provides the experienced litigator analyses of today’s leading insurance law decisions nationwide.

Insurance Law is the most comprehensive, and yet practical, insurance law authority available today.

Written by nationally-renowned insurance coverage expert Barry Zalma, an insurance coverage attorney, consultant, expert witness and blogger, Insurance Law introduces the new insurance professional to the fundamental principles of insurance and provides the experienced litigator analyses of today’s leading insurance law decisions nationwide.

This book is ideal for any professional who works in or frequently interacts with the insurance industry. Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters, attorneys (both plaintiff and defense), business owners, and students will benefit greatly from this all-inclusive reference. It is also the perfect resource for educators and trainers whose role requires an understanding of insurance law.

As you read through these pages, you’ll find comprehensive—yet comprehensible—coverage of key topics, including:
• Construction of Insurance Contracts
• Rules of Contract Interpretation
• Differences between Property and Liability Policies
• The Equitable Remedy of Rescission
• Duties of the Insured and Insurer
• Statutory Bad Faith and Defenses to the Tort of Bad Faith
• Conditions, Warranties, and Exclusions
• The Doctrine of Fortuity
• Coverage Trigger
• Appraisal and Arbitration
• The Right to Independent Counsel
• Fraud and False Swearing
• The Equitable Remedy of Subrogation
• Excess, Escape, Contingent Escape, and Other Insurance Clauses
• Punitive Damages
• Preemption and the Power to Control Insurance

In addition to case law, the author has provided countless citations to relevant statutory, regulatory, and judicial sources which are guaranteed to kickstart your research.

Mold Claims Coverage Guide

Today, mold claims are common, but they continue to grow in complexity, involving not only property damage but bodily injury as well. Mold-related lawsuits have dramatically increased over the past few years, and the numbers continue to rise. Coverage requirements—and related issues—can be complicated and confusing. This resource will remove the complexity and allow the insurer, insured, property owner or developer and their counsel to deal with mold quickly and effectively and, if possible, avoid unnecessary litigation.

URL: www.nationalunderwriter.com/Mold

Price: $98.00


Construction Defects Coverage Guide

This insightful and practical two volume resource was envisioned and written by nationally renowned expert Barry Zalma, and it thoroughly explains how to identify construction defects and how to insure, investigate, prosecute, and defend cases that result from construction defect claims.


Construction Defects Coverage Guide was designed to help property owners, developers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, insurers, and lenders, as well as their risk managers and lawyers rapidly resolve construction defect claims when they arise and avoid construction litigation. If litigation becomes necessary it will help the prosecution or defense of construction defect suits effectively.


URL: www.nationalunderwriter.com/ConstructionDefects


Price: $196.00


Insurance Claims: A Comprehensive Guide

Insurance contracts and clauses are specific in nature—but the manner in which insurance claims are pursued and resolved can be remarkably different. Mistakes in handling a claim can undermine the outcome—and ultimate value—of the claim itself.
Insurance Claims: A Comprehensive Guide is the one resource that enables insurance professionals, producers, underwriters, attorneys, risk managers, and business owners to successfully handle insurance claims from start to finish—employing proven, practical techniques and best practices every step of the way.

URL: www.nationalunderwriter.com/InsuranceClaims


Price: $196.00

The Insurance Fraud Deskbook

 

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The Insurance Fraud Deskbook
Author(s):
Barry Zalma
Sponsor(s):
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Publisher(s):
ABA Book Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-62722-676-9
Product Code: 5190506
2014, 638 pages, 7 x 10

This book is written for individuals who are focused on the effort to reduce expensive and pervasive occurrences of insurance fraud. Lawyers who represent insurers, claims personnel, prosecutors and their investigators can all benefit from this exhaustive resource.

The Insurance Fraud Deskbook is a valuable resource for those who are engaged in the effort to reduce expensive and pervasive occurrences of insurance fraud. It explains the elements of the crime and the tort to claims personnel, and it provides information for lawyers who represent insurers, so they can adequately advise their clients. Prosecutors and their investigators can use this book to determine what is required to prove the crime and win their case.

The full text of decisions from courts of appeal and supreme courts across the country are provided so the reader can understand what happens after the investigation is completed and can apply that information to undertake their own thorough investigations. It allows claims personnel and their lawyers to understand what errors would cause a defeat or a not-guilty verdict.

The effort to reduce insurance fraud requires the assistance of both civil and criminal courts. The Insurance Fraud Deskbook can help the prudent fraud investigator, insurance adjuster, insurance attorney, insurance Special Investigation Unit, and insurance company management to attain the information needed to deal with state investigators and prosecutors.

Available from the American Bar Association at: http://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Default.aspx?TabID=251&productId=214624; or  orders@americanbar.org, or 800-285-2221.

 


 

Updated June 2, 2015

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