In Paul v. Virginia 75 U.S. 168 (1869), the Supreme Court made it clear that “issuing a policy of insurance is not a transaction of commerce.” Congress had no authority to regulate insurance. United States v. South-Eastern Underwriters Association 322 U.S. 533 (1944) overruled Paul v. Virginia. The Court held that insurance transactions are subject to federal regulation under the Commerce Clause. It is McCarran-Ferguson Act, passed in 1945, returned regulatory authority to the states. Yet, certain kind of insurance can be regulated by federal legislation. This guide will provide you with a brief overview of how to research insurance law at the University of Connecticut Law School Library.
Please come to Reference Desk or set up an appointment with the Insurance Law Librarian if you have any questions.
You may also find UConn Law School Insurance Law Research website helpful.
I. Basic Search
II. Primary Sources
III. NAIC Publications
A. Treatises, Casebooks, and Texts
B. Newsletters and Journals
C. Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
D. Historical Insurance Collection
E. Insurance Fiction Collection
F. Insurance Business and Financial Information
VI. Online Services