Moral Hazard

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Moral Hazard

Meaning of Moral Hazard

In insurance law, the term denotes the risk, danger or probability that the insured will destroy the insured property for the purpose of collecting the insurance Nemojeski v Bubolz Mut. Town Fire Ins. Co., 74 N. W.2d 196, 271 Wis. 561.

Financial Definition of Moral Hazard

The risk that the existence of a contract will change the behavior of one or both parties to the contract, e.g. an insured firm will take fewer fire precautions.

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Moral Hazard in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Moral Hazard in the Economic Activity

An introductory concept of Moral Hazard may be: principle that says that those who purchase insurance have a reduced incentive to avoid what they are insured against



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