The Yale Law Journal

Jacob Loshin


Insurance Law’s Hapless Busybody: A Case Against the Insurable Interest Requirement

Jacob Loshin

117 Yale L.J. 474 (2007).

For centuries, the law has prevented people from purchasing insurance on the life or property of strangers because such insurance contracts would give policyholders incentives to end the life or destroy the property in order to collect the insurance payout. The law thus re…