Meredith Dishaw

Meredith Dishaw

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Court Holds that Privacy Violations Allegations Are Not Covered

A federal court in Washington recently issued an unpublished decision affirming that a common policy exclusion protects insurers from having to provide coverage in certain cases of alleged privacy violations. The same court...more

9/9/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Corporate Counsel Insurers Personally Identifiable Information Policy Exclusions Privacy Laws Scope of Coverage

Washington Supreme Court: Insurers May Not Reserve the Right to Seek Reimbursement of Non-covered Defense Costs

The Washington Supreme Court joined a minority of jurisdictions that hold that insurers may not unilaterally reserve the right to seek reimbursement for defense costs paid in defending non-covered claims through a reservation...more

3/18/2013 - Excess Policies Insurers Legal Costs Medicare Prejudice Prescription Drugs Reimbursements Reservation of Rights Umbrella Policies

The Washington Supreme Court Holds That in First-Party Bad Faith Litigation There Is a Presumption of No Attorney-Client Privilege

When an insured sues an insurer for bad faith, how much of the claims file maintained by the insurer is discoverable? In a 5-4 decision, the Washington Supreme Court recently weakened insurers’ ability to protect confidential...more

3/15/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Bad Faith Civil Fraud Exception Discovery Fiduciary Duty Homeowner's Insurance In Camera Review Rebuttable Presumptions

Washington Supreme Court Issues an Unprecedented Decision Regarding a First-Party Insured’s Compliance with a Policy’s EUO...

The examination under oath has long served as a valuable tool to prevent fraud and exaggeration in property insurance claims, while also keeping the cost of insurance as low as possible. The Washington Supreme Court, however,...more

2/11/2013 - Appeals Examinations Under Oath First-Party Coverage Insureds Prejudice Reversal Summary Judgment

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