Construction Defects and Insurance Volume 7 Second Edition Now Available

Torts, Tort Defenses and the Construction Defect Trial


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

This, the seventh volume, of the multi-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 process
  • 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

Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters, attorneys (both plaintiff and defense), 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.
As you read through the various volumes of Construction Defects and Insurance, you will find comprehensive—yet comprehensible—coverage of key topics, including:

  • What is a structure?
  • How is a structure built?
  • The building.
  • The construction contract.
  • Plans and Specifications
  • The Property Inspection.
  • The Defects
  • Understanding insurance and underwriting.
  • Construction Defect Policies.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Insurance Bad Faith.
  • The Construction Defect Suit.
  • Tort Defenses.
  • The Trial.
  • Evaluation and Settlement.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.

This, the seventh volume of Construction Defects & Insurance Second Edition, includes materials concerning the tort defenses and the trial of the construction defect suit.

Now Available as a Kindle book, a paperback or a hard cover.

© 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 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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