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Professor French releases 2021 edition of insurance law treatise

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law in University Park Professor of Practice Christopher C. French recently released the 2021 edition of his insurance law treatise, New Appleman Pennsylvania Insurance Law.

Three Penn State Law students aided French in with the new edition: Emory Robertson, Luke Nelson, and Michael Wehrman. The book is published through LexisNexis and is an insurance law practice resource for Pennsylvania attorneys. This publication complements the national New Appleman insurance series with an overview of Pennsylvania insurance law, lines of coverage, and insurance litigation. Each chapter contains thorough legal analysis, practice pointers, as well as forms and checklists where appropriate.

French has written extensively in the area where insurance law intersects with contract and tort law, and he currently teaches Contracts, Torts, Trial Advocacy, and Insurance Law. He has published numerous articles in law review journals at Duke University, Georgia State University, University of Nevada, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, and University of Virginia, among other law schools, and he is a co-author of Insurance Law in a Nutshell. His work has been cited by at least twenty-four courts, including the Second Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and the Supreme Courts of New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance. Prior to joining Penn State Law, French taught at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Villanova Law School, and he was a former partner at K&L Gates LLP where he worked as a commercial litigator.

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