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Picture of the productConstruction Litigation Desk Reference: A State Compendium

The Construction Litigation Desk Reference is also available electronically for network licensing. For more information about acquiring a network license, please contact the DRI Customer Service Department at 312.795.1101 or Customer Service.

This 918 page collection of state-by-state chapters focuses on the most important current issues in construction litigation. Topics addressed include: insurance (including "work product" and "your work" exclusions, "occurrence" defined, the duty to defend, and more); causes of action (including contract, tort, strict liability, warranty/strict liability, green building litigation, delay, and more); construction/materialman's lien; surety/bond issues; defenses (including statutes of limitation and repose, contributory and comparative negligence, waiver, estoppel, contractual limitations on liability and damages, economic loss doctrine and more); arbitration/ADR; and measures and types of damages, including consequential damages, delay and disruption, attorneys' fees, punitive damages, contract damages, and more). The authors include dozens of experienced defense attorneys and members of the DRI Construction Law Committee. The efforts of the authors and editors have resulted in a unique desk reference for construction lawyers. The reader of this new publication will not only gain an up-to-date overview of the current law in his or her jurisdiction, but will be able to research the law of other jurisdictions.

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2017-01D



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2017-01D
Picture of the productDuty to Defend Compendium

Duty to Defend Compendium - eBook

New Edition! Whether an insurer has a duty to defend its insured and the extent of that duty is typically the most important question faced by a liability insurer when presented with a new claim. And the answer to that question is often multi-faceted, jurisdiction dependent, and regularly generates second and even third tier questions that also must be answered by the insurer. This compendium surveys the law and provides an analytical guide for insurance professionals to navigate through these issues under the law of every jurisdiction in the United States, Canada, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Researched and written by experts in the field, this compendium is an outstanding resource for insurers and practitioners alike. View Table of Contents

Note: You may read the ePub on up to six devices (mobile devices, desktops, and laptops) per email address. Upon purchase, click the link on either the DRI Store Confirmation page, or in your confirmation email. Choose “Read on PC or Mac,” “Read on iPhone, iPad, or iPod,” “Read on Android,” or other of the platforms listed.

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2016-01E



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2016-01E
Picture of the productDuty to Defend Compendium

Duty to Defend Compendium - Print

New Edition! Whether an insurer has a duty to defend its insured and the extent of that duty is typically the most important question faced by a liability insurer when presented with a new claim. And the answer to that question is often multi-faceted, jurisdiction dependent, and regularly generates second and even third tier questions that also must be answered by the insurer. This compendium surveys the law and provides an analytical guide for insurance professionals to navigate through these issues under the law of every jurisdiction in the United States, Canada, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Researched and written by experts in the field, this compendium is an outstanding resource for insurers and practitioners alike. View Table of Contents

2016-01D



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2016-01D
Picture of the productThe Deposition Manual

The Deposition Manual - eBook

The DRI Deposition Manual will help both experienced and novice attorneys navigate through common deposition areas. It provides a primer on the history of depositions, how to take and defend a deposition, and the various considerations to be given for depositions of numerous classes of potential witnesses. It discusses the “dos” and “dont's” of expert depositions and how to discover the facts that will help your case the most. Some of the best legal minds throughout the United States have helped draft this manual to help the practitioner hone his or her skills in taking and defending depositions.

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Note: You may read the ePub on up to six devices (mobile devices, desktops, and laptops) per email address. Upon purchase, click the link on either the DRI Store Confirmation page, or in your confirmation email. Choose “Read on PC or Mac,” “Read on iPhone, iPad, or iPod,” “Read on Android,” or other of the platforms listed.

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2015-08E



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2015-08E
Picture of the productThe Deposition Manual

The Deposition Manual - Print

The DRI Deposition Manual will help both experienced and novice attorneys navigate through common deposition areas. It provides a primer on the history of depositions, how to take and defend a deposition, and the various considerations to be given for depositions of numerous classes of potential witnesses. It discusses the “dos” and “dont's” of expert depositions and how to discover the facts that will help your case the most. Some of the best legal minds throughout the United States have helped draft this manual to help the practitioner hone his or her skills in taking and defending depositions.

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2015-08D



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2015-08D
Picture of the productInsurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law

Insurance Bad Faith:
A Compendium of State Law - eBook

As bad faith claims and the governing law has become more nuanced and complicated, the authors and editors of DRI’s Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law have been in the trenches defending those claims. This fourth edition delves deeply into the procedural, technical, and legal principles, both statutory and common law, that undergird bad faith and other extra-contractual claims. For every U.S. jurisdiction (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands), as well as Canada, the compendium details the cognizable causes of action, allowable damages, and means by which they will be measured; the elements of proof on all issues of liability and damages; procedural and evidentiary requirements; recognized defenses and counterclaims; and unique bad faith and extra-contractual issues in each jurisdiction. The compendium will be a valuable resource that you will consult whenever you are faced with a threat of bad faith litigation. View Table of Contents

Note: You may read the ePub on up to six devices (mobile devices, desktops, and laptops) per email address. Upon purchase, click the link on either the DRI Store Confirmation page, or in your confirmation email. Choose “Read on PC or Mac,” “Read on iPhone, iPad, or iPod,” “Read on Android,” or other of the platforms listed.

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2015-06E



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2015-06E
Picture of the productInsurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law

Insurance Bad Faith:
A Compendium of State Law - Print

As bad faith claims and the governing law has become more nuanced and complicated, the authors and editors of DRI’s Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law have been in the trenches defending those claims. This fourth edition delves deeply into the procedural, technical, and legal principles, both statutory and common law, that undergird bad faith and other extra-contractual claims. For every U.S. jurisdiction (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands), as well as Canada, the compendium details the cognizable causes of action, allowable damages, and means by which they will be measured; the elements of proof on all issues of liability and damages; procedural and evidentiary requirements; recognized defenses and counterclaims; and unique bad faith and extra-contractual issues in each jurisdiction. The compendium will be a valuable resource that you will consult whenever you are faced with a threat of bad faith litigation.

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2015-06D



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2015-06D
Picture of the productCoverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury Compendium

Coverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury Compendium - Print

The scope of personal and advertising injury coverage has been hotly litigated since the introduction of Coverage B in CGL policies. Current advances in technology are spawning new claims, including breach of privacy, while the policyholders' bar is constantly seeking to reinstate coverage for intellectual property claims-all giving rise to the issue of availability of personal and advertising injury coverage. The DRI Insurance Law Committee's Coverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury Compendium provides a comprehensive review of issues, from their origins to those emerging issues that impact the scope and reach of this coverage part.

2014-01D



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2014-01D
Picture of the productCoverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury Compendium

Coverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury Compendium - CD

The scope of personal and advertising injury coverage has been hotly litigated since the introduction of Coverage B in CGL policies. Current advances in technology are spawning new claims, including breach of privacy, while the policyholders' bar is constantly seeking to reinstate coverage for intellectual property claims-all giving rise to the issue of availability of personal and advertising injury coverage. The DRI Insurance Law Committee's Coverage B: Personal and Advertising Injury Compendium provides a comprehensive review of issues, from their origins to those emerging issues that impact the scope and reach of this coverage part.

2014-01CD



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2014-01CD
Picture of the productWriting a Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium

Writing a Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium - CD

Writing a reservation of rights letter, especially in a state whose law is unfamiliar, can be among the most difficult tasks insurers and coverage counsel face - especially with a policyholders' bar waiting to seize on any lack of compliance with applicable law. The DRI Insurance Law Committee's Writing a Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium, provides a comprehensive guide to writing reservations of rights in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, including the timeframes, laws and language insurers need to keep in mind. Order your copy today!

2013-04CD



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2013-04CD
Picture of the productProfessional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law
Over the past few decades, insurers have developed more and more different types of professional liability policies, and claims-made insurance policies have proliferated since they first began to be widely issued within the past 35 years or so. This has led to an enormous increase in the number of cases discussing professional liability and claims-made coverage issues, particularly over the past decade. For all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam and Canada (except for Quebec), Professional Liability Insurance Coverage: A Compendium of State Law summarizes significant case law and statutes concerning professional liability insurance and claims-made coverage issues. The Compendium also discusses "professional services exclusions," which are commonly found in general liability and homeowners' policies. The Compendium discusses policies issued to a wide variety of professionals, including physicians, dentists, psychologists and other health care professionals; attorneys and accountants; engineers, architects and other design professionals; insurance agents and brokers; real estate agents and other real estate professionals; and law enforcement officers and other public officials. The Compendium also discusses cases involving directors' and officers' liability policies, as well as employment practices liability policies. Insurance professionals and attorneys practicing in these areas will find the Compendium a valuable resource to consult whenever faced with coverage issues relating to professional liability and claims-made policies.

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2012-06D
Picture of the productProfessional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law
Over the past few decades, insurers have developed more and more different types of professional liability policies, and claims-made insurance policies have proliferated since they first began to be widely issued within the past 35 years or so. This has led to an enormous increase in the number of cases discussing professional liability and claims-made coverage issues, particularly over the past decade. For all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam and Canada (except for Quebec), Professional Liability Insurance Coverage: A Compendium of State Law summarizes significant case law and statutes concerning professional liability insurance and claims-made coverage issues. The Compendium also discusses "professional services exclusions," which are commonly found in general liability and homeowners' policies. The Compendium discusses policies issued to a wide variety of professionals, including physicians, dentists, psychologists and other health care professionals; attorneys and accountants; engineers, architects and other design professionals; insurance agents and brokers; real estate agents and other real estate professionals; and law enforcement officers and other public officials. The Compendium also discusses cases involving directors' and officers' liability policies, as well as employment practices liability policies. Insurance professionals and attorneys practicing in these areas will find the Compendium a valuable resource to consult whenever faced with coverage issues relating to professional liability and claims-made policies.

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2012-06CD
Picture of the productThe Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law
DRI is pleased to announce the most recent addition to its Defense Library Series, The Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law. A product of DRI's Trial Tactics Committee, this compendium is designed to provide a resource for in-house counsel, claims representatives, and counsel practicing in American jurisdictions on the law governing monetary awards for past medical expenses in personal injury actions. The compendium will provide practitioners with the authority they need from around the country to fight for legal improvements that will compensate only actual medical economic loss, rather than "billed" amounts that bear no resemblance to the actual cost of medical services.

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2012-04D
Picture of the productThe Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law
DRI is pleased to announce the most recent addition to its Defense Library Series, The Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law. A product of DRI's Trial Tactics Committee, this compendium is designed to provide a resource for in-house counsel, claims representatives, and counsel practicing in American jurisdictions on the law governing monetary awards for past medical expenses in personal injury actions. The compendium will provide practitioners with the authority they need from around the country to fight for legal improvements that will compensate only actual medical economic loss, rather than "billed" amounts that bear no resemblance to the actual cost of medical services.

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2012-04CD
Picture of the productExcess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium
The DRI Excess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium is a comprehensive guide designed to provide coverage counsel, attorneys defending insureds, insurers, and corporate counsel with an understanding of umbrella/excess insurance and related issues that can arise during litigation. It includes an in-depth, jurisdiction-specific examination of several critical areas, including whether and when an excess insurer must "drop down"; loss allocation; horizontal and vertical exhaustion; duties among primary and excess/umbrella insurers; duties to defend and to reimburse for defense costs; notice issues; notable case analyses; and much more.

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2012-01D
Picture of the productExcess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium
The DRI Excess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium is a comprehensive guide designed to provide coverage counsel, attorneys defending insureds, insurers, and corporate counsel with an understanding of umbrella/excess insurance and related issues that can arise during litigation. It includes an in-depth, jurisdiction-specific examination of several critical areas, including whether and when an excess insurer must "drop down"; loss allocation; horizontal and vertical exhaustion; duties among primary and excess/umbrella insurers; duties to defend and to reimburse for defense costs; notice issues; notable case analyses; and much more.

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2012-01CD
Picture of the productDRI Removal Deskbook-Getting Your Case to Federal Court

DRI Removal Deskbook-Getting Your Case to Federal Court - Print

Among the initial questions a lawyer encounters in the defense of any lawsuit are whether the action is removable and whether the option to remove should be exercised. Questions of whether a case is removable and how to accomplish removal are largely a matter of federal statutory and common law and can be addressed from global perspective. The DRI Removal Deskbook-Getting Your Case to Federal Court provides useful guidance to any practitioner evaluating a case for removal. It examines the right to remove generally, jurisdictional requirements for removal, removal procedure, waiver of the right to remove, post-removal procedures and appellate review of remand orders.

2011-05D



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Picture of the productDRI Removal Deskbook-Getting Your Case to Federal Court: CD

DRI Removal Deskbook-Getting Your Case to Federal Court - CD

Among the initial questions a lawyer encounters in the defense of any lawsuit are whether the action is removable and whether the option to remove should be exercised. Questions of whether a case is removable and how to accomplish removal are largely a matter of federal statutory and common law and can be addressed from global perspective. The DRI Removal Deskbook-Getting Your Case to Federal Court provides useful guidance to any practitioner evaluating a case for removal. It examines the right to remove generally, jurisdictional requirements for removal, removal procedure, waiver of the right to remove, post-removal procedures and appellate review of remand orders.

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2011-05CD
Picture of the productExploring Property Insurance and Construction Law Issues
This latest title in the DRI Defense Library Series features articles written by defense attorneys who specialize in property insurance claims and coverage. The authors cover a variety of important topics, including: covered causes of loss and excluded perils; additional insured issues; first party property claims-best practices; property insurance fraud; appraisal strategies that work; and, the insurance claims "behind the headlines." In addition, two articles are included that focus on construction-related matters that have ramifications for property insurance. These relate to : Imported building materials (e.g., drywall); and management of "green building" risks. The publication concludes with a discussion of "value assurance programs" designed to compensate damaged real property owners.

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2010-04D
Picture of the productExploring Property Insurance and Construction Law Issues
This latest title in the DRI Defense Library Series features articles written by defense attorneys who specialize in property insurance claims and coverage. The authors cover a variety of important topics, including: covered causes of loss and excluded perils; additional insured issues; first party property claims-best practices; property insurance fraud; appraisal strategies that work; and, the insurance claims "behind the headlines." In addition, two articles are included that focus on construction-related matters that have ramifications for property insurance. These relate to : Imported building materials (e.g., drywall); and management of "green building" risks. The publication concludes with a discussion of "value assurance programs" designed to compensate damaged real property owners.

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2010-04CD
Picture of the productConstruction Litigation Desk Reference
This collection of state-by-state chapters focuses on the most important current issues in construction litigation. Topics addressed include: insurance (including "your work" exclusion, "occurrence" defined, and similar significant subtopics); causes of action (including contract, tort, strict liability, warranty, green building); construction/materialman's lien; surety/bond issues; defenses (including statutes of limitation and repose, contributory and comparative negligence, economic loss doctrine); arbitration/ ADR; measure and types of damages. The authors include dozens of experienced defense attorneys-members of the DRI Construction Law Committee. The efforts of the authors and editors have resulted in a unique Desk Reference for construction lawyers. The reader of this new publication will not only gain an up-to-date overview of the current law in his or her jurisdiction, but will be able to research the law of other jurisdictions.

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2010-02CD
Picture of the productPunitive Damages A State-by-State Compendium

The newest publication in the Defense Library Series covers the law of each state (plus the District of Columbia and Canada) governing punitive damages. Each chapter is authored by experienced practitioners who are members of the DRI Product Liability Committee. The following topics are addressed in detail: background and basics; pleading; discovery; proof; defenses; jury instructions; amounts recoverable; who recovers; insurance/indemnity issues; appeals; miscellaneous considerations.



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2009-05D
Picture of the productPunitive Damages A State-by-State Compendium

The newest publication in the Defense Library Series covers the law of each state (plus the District of Columbia and Canada) governing punitive damages. Each chapter is authored by experienced practitioners who are members of the DRI Product Liability Committee. The following topics are addressed in detail: background and basics; pleading; discovery; proof; defenses; jury instructions; amounts recoverable; who recovers; insurance/indemnity issues; appeals; miscellaneous considerations.



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2009-05CD
Picture of the productDefending Damages Claims in Business Tort Cases
This new Defense Library Series publication tackles the difficult task of dealing with damages claims in cases in which business torts are alleged. The authors are experienced business litigators, who are also active members of the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee. The articles included in this publication address the following topics: Lost profits in business torts; Calculating damages for misappropriation of trade secrets; Potential impact of poaching (analysis of availability of punitive damages in corporate raiding cases);Damages in copyright and trademark actions; Corporate damages under Title VII and other civil rights statutes that apply to employment; Liquidated damages versus penalties; Damages for tortious interference; Prejudgment interest; The application of enhanced fines under the Alternative Fines Act for antitrust defendants

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2009-02D
Picture of the productDefending Damages Claims in Business Tort Cases
This new Defense Library Series publication tackles the difficult task of dealing with damages claims in cases in which business torts are alleged. The authors are experienced business litigators, who are also active members of the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee. The articles included in this publication address the following topics: Lost profits in business torts; Calculating damages for misappropriation of trade secrets; Potential impact of poaching (analysis of availability of punitive damages in corporate raiding cases);Damages in copyright and trademark actions; Corporate damages under Title VII and other civil rights statutes that apply to employment; Liquidated damages versus penalties; Damages for tortious interference; Prejudgment interest; The application of enhanced fines under the Alternative Fines Act for antitrust defendants

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2009-02CD
Picture of the productEvidentiary Privileges for Corporate Counsel: HC
Evidentiary Privileges for Corporate Counsel: HC

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2008-04D
Picture of the productEvidentiary Privileges for Corporate Counsel: CD
Evidentiary Privileges for Corporate Counsel: CD

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2008-04CD
Picture of the productConstruction Defects-Claims and Coverage: Hard Copy
Construction Defects—Claims and Coverage is an essential reference for defense attorneys, in-house counsel and claims representatives who deal with construction law matters and construction-related insurance defense and insurance coverage issues. The publication includes chapters on such significant topics as: parties, mold and other toxic claims, foundations and EIFs, progressive losses, priority disputes, contract issues, anti-subrogation rule, key defenses, covered property damage, insurance coverage in Canada, and much more

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2007-04D
Picture of the productConstruction Defects-Claims and Coverage: CD
Construction Defects—Claims and Coverage is an essential reference for defense attorneys, in-house counsel and claims representatives who deal with construction law matters and construction-related insurance defense and insurance coverage issues. The publication includes chapters on such significant topics as: parties, mold and other toxic claims, foundations and EIFs, progressive losses, priority disputes, contract issues, anti-subrogation rule, key defenses, covered property damage, insurance coverage in Canada, and much more

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