Robert Meyers

Robert Meyers

Sedgwick LLP

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Washington Insurance Law 2014 Mid-Year Update

During the first six months of 2014, Washington judges issued several notable insurance-related decisions. Some of those decisions were favorable to insurers and could benefit insurers in future insurance claims and lawsuits...more

7/24/2014 - Administrative Hearings Commercial General Liability Policies Duty to Defend Environmental Claims Fiduciary Duty Fiduciary Liability Insureds Insurers Liability Insurance

Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act Does Not Apply to Liability Insurance Claims

On May 16, 2014, Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington dismissed an insured’s cause of action against his liability insurer under Washington State’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act...more

6/9/2014 - First-Party Coverage IFCA Liability Insurance Third-Party

Washington Insurance Law - 2013 Year in Review

2013 was a particularly eventful year in Washington insurance law. This paper summarizes the holdings of several notable Washington insurance decisions that were filed in 2013. Bad Faith - Attorney-Client...more

1/29/2014 - Arbitration Attorney-Client Privilege Bad Faith Binding Arbitration Duty to Defend Estoppel IFCA Insurers Work Product Privilege

Washington Supreme Court Presumes that First-Party Insurers May Not Assert Attorney-Client Privilege or Work Product Protection in...

In Cedell v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Washington, No. 85366-5 (Wash. February 21, 2013), a 5-4 majority of the Washington Supreme Court established a new framework for evaluating attorney-client privilege and work-product issues...more

3/5/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Bad Faith Insurers Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists Work Product Privilege

Washington Supreme Court Declares that Binding Arbitration Provisions in Insurance Policies are Unenforceable

In State, Dept. of Transp. v. James River Ins. Co., — P.3d — , 2013 WL 174111 (Wash. January 17, 2013), an en banc panel of the Washington Supreme Court unanimously declared that binding arbitration provisions in insurance...more

1/23/2013 - Arbitration Agreements Binding Arbitration Void and Unenforceable

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