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Causation in Insurance Contract Law

1st Edition

By Meixian Song

Informa Law from Routledge

188 pages

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Causation is a crucial and complex issue in ascertaining whether a particular loss or damage is covered in an insurance policy or in a tort claim, and is an issue that cannot be escaped. Therefore, this unique book will assist practitioners in answering one of the most important questions in the handling of their insurance and tort claims.

Through extensive case law analysis, this book scrutinises the causation theory in marine insurance and non-marine insurance law, and provides a comparative study on the causation test in tort law. In addition, the author expertly applies causation questions in concrete scenarios, and ultimately, this book provides a single volume solution to a very complex but essential question of insurance law and tort law. Causation in Insurance Contract Law also comes with a foreword written by Professor Robert Merkin.

This book will be an invaluable guide for insurance industry professionals, as well as legal practitioners, academics and students in the fields of insurance and tort law.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1; Introduction to the Law of Causation, Chapter 2; Tests of Causation in Insurance Contracts Law, Chapter 3; ‘But For’ Test in Insurance Contract Law and Tort, Chapter 4; Concurrent Causes, Chapter 5; Identifying the Cause of Loss, Chapter 6; Burden of Proof, Chapter 7; Causation Relating to Breaches of Warranties

About the Author

Dr Meixian Song is a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Her main academic areas of interest is maritime law, primarily the commercial sector, such as marine insurance law, carriage of goods by sea and contract law. Dr Song works closely with Professor Robert Merkin at the University.

About the Series

Contemporary Commercial Law

For academics and practitioners, this series offers cutting edge research titles and practical manuals on the whole spectrum of commercial law, and will be of great use to commercial practitioner across the range of specialisms.

Our first title in this series is Causation in Insurance Contract Law, which will assist practitioners in ascertaining whether a particular loss or damage is covered in an insurance policy or in a tort claim.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Contracts
LAW / Insurance