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
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.