On October 25, 2012, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that an insurer was not entitled to have the reasonableness of “covenant judgment” determined by a jury. Bird v. Best Plumbing Group, LLC, 86109-9, 2012 WL 5269734 (Wash…more
On January 9, 2012, Washington Federal District Court Judge John Coughenour ruled that a $5.75 million covenant judgment settlement of a condominium construction defect lawsuit was unreasonable, that the reasonable settlement…more
The efficient proximate cause rule and ensuing loss provisions are concepts that are confusing to many including the courts. This decision provides a good explanation, which will be helpful to insurance claims professionals and…more
Recent Washington Supreme Court decision re including Washington sales tax in acv settlements…more
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