Stephanie Grassia – Cairncross & Hempelmann

Staples v. Allstate Ins. Co.

Washington Supreme Court Enhances Protection for Policyholders in the Claims Adjustment Process

In Staples v. Allstate Ins. Co., No. 86413 (Wash. January 24, 2013), the Washington Supreme Court ruled that an insurer may not question a policyholder under oath during the adjustment of a claim unless the Examination Under…more
| Insurance

Washington Court of Appeals Interprets the Phrase "Third Person" Under Definition of "Insured Contract"

The Washington Court of Appeals held that a liability insurance policy's contractual liability exclusion precludes coverage for an insured's contractual obligation to indemnify another party for injury to the insured because the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Personal Injury

Insurance company not entitled to a jury trial during a hearing to determine whether an insured’s settlement with a claimant was reasonable and not the product of fraud or collusion

Insurance company not entitled to a jury trial during a hearing to determine whether an insured’s settlement with a claimant was reasonable and not the product of fraud or collusion; appellate court upholds trial court’s finding…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Insurance Update: Coverage for code upgrades is based on the building code in effect as of the time of loss even though the building code was repealed before repairs were undertaken

Scope of Insurance Coverage for Code Upgrades…more
| Business Organizations, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial
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