Massachusetts Bad Faith Insurance LitigationBy Sean Carnathan
The new second edition of this book offers a complete guide to bad faith insurance cases under chapter 176D.
You'll get a history of bad faith law in Massachusetts, a comprehensive analysis of the statute (as well as related basis for suits), and a helpful discussion of first party vs third party claims.
But that's just the beginning. Author Sean Carnathan, a seasoned litigator. walks you through all practical issues- the demand letter, the statute of limitations, pleadings, discovery, typical evidentiary problems, common and less common insurer defenses, how to use experts, interest and attorney fee awards, appeals and more.
The book is written in plain English but backed up by thousands of detailed citations and numerous sample documents. It's like bringing in highly experienced co-counsel to walk you through every step of your case.
The new second edition includes decisions through the end of 2019, an expansive discussion of discovery and an analysis of the recent Supreme Judicial Court decision approving consent-to-settle clauses in professional liability insurance policies.
One volume, softbound, 183 pages