SOURCE: Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate

June 27, 2008 16:53 ET

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate Shareholder Fred Karlinsky Named Florida State University College of Law Adjunct Professor

Karlinsky to Co-Teach New Course: "The Law and Economics of Insurance Regulation"

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - Fred Karlinsky, a shareholder with the law firm Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, has been appointed an Adjunct Professor by Florida State University College of Law ("Florida State Law").

Karlinsky will join Dino Falaschetti, Florida State Associate Professor of Law and Economics, in co-teaching a new course at Florida State Law that Karlinsky helped to create, entitled "The Law and Economics of Insurance Regulation."

Examining how the insurance regulatory environment, when coupled with politics, influences the economy will be among the course goals. The class will delve into the specifics of various types of insurance, the cost of regulatory compliance and why actual insurance laws differ markedly from those that could improve economic performance.

A syllabus is in the final development stages and the course will be made available to students for Spring, 2009 registration. The class will begin on January 9, 2009 and run through April 2009.

Preliminary student interest in the subject was gauged as positive when Karlinsky served as a guest lecturer for Falaschetti's "Economics of Business Law" class earlier in 2008.

"Clearly, there was an unmet need for this class," explained Falaschetti. "With Fred's extraordinary background in the insurance world, we are very much looking forward to having him serve as an Adjunct."

Adjunct professors are approved by the law school based on the distinction of the individual's professional record, ability to meet the curricular need, and the ability to add value to students' educational experience.

"We frequently think of insurance companies as being good at evaluating risk, but increasingly, people are understanding that insurance companies are actually subject to unanticipated risk. This class will seek to clarify the impact of insurance risk, and the regulatory process on our economy as a whole," remarked Karlinsky.

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