George Kenny, a partner in Connell Foley’s Insurance Coverage Group, recently co-authored, along with Frank Lattal, the 2021 edition of New Jersey Insurance Law, the state's leading publication on insurance law.
Mr. Kenny and Mr. Lattal, a former Connell Foley partner and the retired Chief Claims Office for Chubb Group, have co-authored this publication every year since its debut in 1993. It is often cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division and has become the standard insurance reference text for judges in New Jersey.
As summarized by the publication, "New Jersey Insurance Law provides comprehensive, accurate and in-depth information about insurance policies, issues and law in New Jersey. This annual paperback provides the most up-to-date information in the most reader-friendly format.
"Each year, New Jersey Insurance Law includes all reported New Jersey insurance law cases decided during the prior year so that the latest edition is always current. Chapters are expanded and revised each year, to ensure the current law is presented in easily accessible form to assist in further research and, if desired, cited to the court. New Jersey Insurance Law has been cited on many occasions by the appellate courts of New Jersey."
Key additions and revisions to the 2021 edition include:
- Analysis of common insurance terms and phrases including declaration page, insurance agreements, exclusions, endorsements, accident, occurrence, claims made, reasonable expectations, ambiguity, no action clause
- All new published New Jersey insurance cases
- A new chapter exploring anticipated coverage litigation arising from COVID-19 for claims of business interruption, economic loss and direct physical loss, as well as the effect of policy exclusions on defense and indemnification claims by the insured
- Revisions to numerous topics, including the anatomy of a policy, construction and interpretation of policies, the claims process, duty to defend issues, subrogation and reinsurance, agent and broker (producer) liability, legislative enactments affecting insurer and insured relationships, UM/UIM and PIP coverage, and homeowner policy issues
- Additions to the Glossary of insurance terms and phrases