SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentPhD Program of Risk Management and Insurance, First Year PhD Program of Risk Management and Insurance, Second Year
Course NameAnglo-American Insurance Cases
InstructorCHEN CHUN-YUAN
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
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課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



Introduction and class organization



9.11




  1. SECV. Variable Annuity Ins. Co. 359 U. S. 65 (1959).



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



2



Insurance law and regulation



9.18




  1. Susan Randalla, Insurance Regulation in the United States: Regulatory Federalism and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 26 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 625 (1999).



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



3



Interpretation



9.25




  1. Gaunt v. John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co. 160 F.2d 599 (1947).

  2. World trade center properties v. travelers indemnity co, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9863, (S.D.N.Y. June 5, 2002).



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



4



Interpretation



10.2




  1. In re Deepwater Horizon, 470 S.W. 3d 452 (2015).



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



35



Waiver & estoppel



10.9




  1. Darner Motor Sales, Inc. v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. 140 Ariz. 383, 682 P.2d 388 (1984).

  2. Bible v. John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co. of Boston, Mass., 256 N.Y. 458 (1931).



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



6



Intermediaries



10.16



8. Economy Fire & Cas. Co. v. Bassett, 170 Ill.App.3d 765 (1988)




  1. Emerson Electric Co. v. Marsh & McLennan 3Companies, 362 S3.W.3d 7 (2012).




  1. Union Labor Life Ins. Co. v. Pireno, 458 U.S. 119, 102 S. Ct. 3002, 73 L. Ed. 2d 647 (1982)



3



3



7



Misrepresentation & Disproportionate Forfeiture



10.23




  1. Pum v. Wisconsin Physicians Service Ins. Corp., 298 Wis.2d 497, 727 N.W.2d 346 (2006).

  2. Aetna Cas. and Sur. Co. v. Murphy, 206 Conn. 409, 538 A.2d 219 (1988)




  1. Atwater Creamery Co. v. Western Nat. Mut. Ins. Co. 366 N.W.2d 271 (1985)



3



3



8



Misrepresentation & Disproportionate Forfeiture



10.30




  1. Essex Insurance Company v. Galilee Medical Center SC, 988 F.Supp.2d 866 (2013).

  2. Principal Life Ins. Co. v. Locker Group, 869 F.Supp.2d 359 (2012).




  1. Amex Life Assurance Co. v. Superior Court, 14 Cal. 4th 1231, 930 P.2d 1264 (1997)



3



3



9



Damages



11.6




  1. Hangarter v. Provident Life and Acc. Ins. Co., 373 F.3d 998 (2004).

  2. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Campbell, 538 U.S. 408 (2003).




  1. Silberg v. California Life Ins. Co., 11 Cal. 3d 452, 521 P.2d 1103 (1974)



3



3



10



Life Insurance



11.13




  1. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Conway, 252 N.Y. 449 (1930).

  2. Allstate Life Ins. Co. v. Miller, 424 F.3d 1113 (2005).

  3. Grigsby v. Russell, 222 U.S. 149 (1911).




  1. Mayo v Hartford Life Ins Co



3



3



11



Property Insurance



11.20




  1. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v. Bongen, 925 P.2d 1042 (1996).

  2. Leonard v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 438 F.Supp.2d 684 (2006).

  3. Watson v. United Services Auto. Ass’n, 566 N.W.2d 683 (1997).




  1. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Bongen, 925 P.2d 1042 (Alaska 1996)



3



3



12



Subrogation



11.27




  1. Central Insurance Co. Ltd. v. Seacalf Shipping Corporation [1983] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 25.




  1. Great N. Oil Co. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 291 Minn. 97, 189 N.W.2d 404 (1971)



3



3



13



Subrogation



12.4




  1. Rimes v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.106 Wis.2d 263, 316 N.W.2d 348 (1982).



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



14



final presentation and case summary



12.11



Final presentation and discussion



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



15



final presentation and case summary



12.18



Final presentation and discussion



Read cases and assignment before class



3



3



16



final presentation and case summary



12.25



Final presentation and discussion



Prepare for final presentation and discussion



3



3



17



Holiday



1.1



 



 



3



3



18



final presentation and case summary/wrap-up/review



1.8



Final presentation and discussion



Prepare for final presentation and discussion



3



3



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

  1. Attendance and participation(40%)



 




  1. Case brief and discussion leader(30%)



Every student will be assigned several cases, for which you have to be well prepared, give a short summary, and lead the discussion in class. You are suggested to provide power point presentation to guide the discussion. All cases for this course will be assigned in the first meeting.



 




  1. Final presentation and case comment(30%)



Final presentation and case comment are important for evaluation. Case comment follows standard rules. Students are free to select any case concerning Anglo-American insurance law – not limited to the cases you brief or cases in the text book. You should summarize and provide professional analysis of the case. The final paper should be submitted within one week after the end of this semester.


Textbook & Reference

Insurance Law & Policy: Cases Materials & Problems, Third Edition



Tom Baker and Kyle D. Logue



Series: Aspen Casebook


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