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
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
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 -
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
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