Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law Now Available!

August 2016

Attorneys who specialize in insurance coverage litigation understand jurisdiction dictates insurance law. There are many similarities among jurisdictions, yet some prominent differences, making the interpretation of state law can be daunting for even the most skilled litigator.

In “Reasonable Expectations: Interpreting Insurance Policies in Common Law,” Gray Duffy Partner Timothy Thornton, Jr. serves as co-editor of the manual along with Lyndon Bittle and Diane Bucci, and the manual serves as a guide for insurance law attorneys who face challenging conflict-of-law questions.

“The problem many attorneys face is understanding how insurance laws control the interpretation of policies. This book is useful for any lawyer who has an insurance coverage problem and want a quick understanding about the law of insurance coverage interpretation in another state,” said Thornton.

The 54-chapter guide is now available to order through the ABA website. Topics include:

  • The degree of deference given the “reasonable expectations” of the insured.
  • How those expectations are determined.
  • How certain circumstances affect the meaning of the policy language.

Please Note: This article is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.