Construction Defects & Insurance Volume 4 Second Edition

Published January 17, 2022 14 Views

Liability Insurance & Construction Defects

Construction defects have grown into one of the most active areas of litigation in the United States.

This, the second edition of volume four of the eight volume series is the newest addition to Barry Zalma’s insurance claims books that thoroughly explain how to identify construction defects, how to insure, investigate, prosecute, and defend cases that result from construction defect claims.

Written by nationally-renowned expert, Barry Zalma, Construction Defects & Insurance is designed to help property owners, developers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, insurers, lenders, risk managers and lawyers avoid construction litigation, confidently and rapidly resolve claims associated with construction defect issues, or litigate construction defect litigation.

Construction Defects & Insurance addresses a wide range of topics associated with this escalating and expensive problem. As you read through the various volumes and pages, you will find comprehensive insights into:

• The construction processes
• Risks to be managed
• What is required in an application for insurance protecting the insured against the risks of loss anticipated from construction
• How to acquire the correct and complete construction insurance
• How insurers underwrite against construction defect claims
• How insurers decide to insure/not insure
• Confronting losses caused by construction defects
• Litigation or alternative dispute resolution of construction defect claims

Barry Zalma, has more than 54 years’ practical experience in this area. He is a highly sought after consultant and insurance claims handling expert witness nationally and internationally.

In this eight volume treatise he has also provided checklists that walk the reader through an analysis of construction defects, the process of purchasing and later invoking construction defect insurance, and what is necessary to prosecute or defend a construction defect lawsuit. The books also include helpful sample forms to assist in the identification of defects and numerous case studies to illustrate the state of litigation.

Thorough, yet practical, this series of books form the ideal guide for any professional who works in or frequently interacts with the construction industry, construction defect insurance or the legal practice.

Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters, attorneys (both plaintiff and defense; both policyholder and insurer counsel), and business owners will benefit greatly from the multiple volumes. It is also the perfect resource for insurance educators, trainers, and students whose role requires an understanding of construction defect law and construction insurance law.

This, the fourth volume of Construction Defects & Insurance, includes materials concerning Liability Insurance and covers the following subjects:

1. Overview
2. What is Involved?
3. Liability Insurance
4. How To Shop for Insurance
5. A Resource for Victims of Fraudulent Insurance Applications
6. Duties of the Insured and Insurer
7. Other Insurance Clauses
8. Subrogation
9. Insurance Fraud
10. Checklist A – Liability Insurance
11. Appendix A Sample Request for Insurance Quotation Form
12. Appendix B Commercial General Liability Coverage Form
13. Appendix C Claims Made CGL

© 2022 – Barry Zalma

Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders.

He also serves as an arbitrator or media
tor for insurance related disputes. He practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer and more than 54 years in the insurance business.

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