Umesh Pratapa

In the following guest post, Umesh Pratapa takes a look at the new Indian Consumer Protection Act, 2019. As Umesh discusses below, the Act not only has important implications for the rights of consumers, but it also has important liability insurance, product liability insurance, and professional liability insurance implications in Indian as well. Umesh’s article was originally published in BimaQuest September 2019 issue.  Reproduced with kind permission of the Publisher, National Insurance Academy, Pune, India. I would like to thank Umesh for his willingness to allow me to publish his article as a guest post on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Umesh’s article.
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Umesh Pratapa

In the following guest post, Umesh Pratapa takes a look at the state of liability insurance in India. Liability insurance apparently is not yet widespread in India, for reasons that Umesh examines below.  Umesh also takes a look at the possible future for liability insurance in India. Umesh’s article was originally published in The Journal of the Insurance Institute of India (April – June 2019 issue).  EDITOR’S NOTE: The symbol “₹” is the sign for Indian Rupees.  A”crore” is a unit count of ten million in the Indian numbering system, abbreviated “cr.” A “lac” or “lakh” is a unit count of one hundred thousand in the Indian numbering system. I would like to thank Umesh for his willingness to allow me to publish his article as a guest post on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Umesh’s article.
Continue Reading Guest Post: Liability Insurance in India- Challenges and Opportunities- Way Forward

cal sup ctOn August 10, 2015, in an opinion that has already garnered a great deal of attention and commentary, the California Supreme Court ruled that an insurer that funded the payment for its insured of independent counsel (or “Cumis” counsel as independent counsel are known in California) in defense of a claim may seek to recover directly from the independent counsel law firm amounts the insurer paid that the insurer contends were excessive or unreasonable. Though the ruling represents a landmark of sorts, the California Supreme Court’s opinion is much narrower than many commentators have acknowledged, which will limit its applicability in other cases. A copy of the California Supreme Court’s opinion can be found here.
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