Annie & the Octopus: Common-Law Indemnity, 2018 Edition

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SUMMARY

This is not your typical law book. If you want a stodgy old tome of dry legal writing on common-law indemnity, look elsewhere. You might just find yourself reading Annie & the Octopus for fun. Use Code "CL2018" and Save 10%.

DESCRIPTION

1 volume; paperback
215 pages
Publication Date: November 2018
Authors: E. Richard Bodyfelt, Barry M. Mount, and Roger K. Stroup

Did you ever think a law book could be entertaining? And if, against all odds, you found an entertaining law book, what do you think its topic would be? You probably wouldn’t have guessed “common-law indemnity.” Well, Annie & the Octopus is here to surprise you. In engaging fashion, this book gives down-to-earth advice on asserting and defending a common-law indemnity claim. It tackles complex statutes and confusing case law to cover the following subjects:

history of common-law indemnity
elements and proof required
statutes of limitation and repose
vouching in
settlement of the underlying case
defense-cost indemnity
predictions for the future of indemnity

This is not your typical law book. If you want a stodgy old tome of dry legal writing, look elsewhere. You might just find yourself reading Annie & the Octopus for fun.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Ch.1 Introduction
Ch.2 Common-Law Implied Indemnity—Bygones and Backdrop
Ch.3 Fault: The Illusive Chameleon
Ch.4 Pleading and Proving an Indemnity Claim
Ch.5 Surviving an Eclectic Shock
Ch.6 Statutes of Limitation and Repose
Ch.7 Common-Law Vouching-In: “Indemnity Made Easy” (and Other Lies)
Ch.8 Vouching “Out” or “A Fool and His Vouch Are Soon Parted”
Ch.9 Pleading and Proving Indemnity after Settlement of the Third-Party Claim
Ch.10 Recovery of Defense Costs
Ch.11 Indemnity: Back to the Future—“Salvation and Soothsaying”
Ch.12 Astoria Revisited—“Paradox, Problems, and Proposals”