NEW! Annie & the Octopus: Common-Law Indemnity

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.


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

A special thank you to our volunteer authors for their time and contributions to this new offering:

E. Richard, Bodyfelt, Barry M. Mount, and Roger K. Stroup

Order your copy today by visiting our online bookstore. You may also contact our CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or 1-800-452-8260, ext. 413.

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