Georgia Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Summer 1978), pp. 783-804


The purpose of this essay is to suggest an analytic framework for solving a recurrent insurance problem which springs from what might be called an "evidentiary condition." These conditions can be found in most classes of insurance policies. The immodest purpose of this modest essay is to devise a line of analysis which resolves the problems raised by evidentiary conditions and affords sensitivity and protection to all the competing interests in an insurance contract. The proffered solution, which I label the doctrine of evidentiary conditions, may furnish a doctrinal bridge for reconciling the two disparate contract schools.