MLR Obtains Summary Judgment on Governmental Action Exclusion

This past week, Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner attorneys FJ Maloney and Scott MacLaren obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client regarding whether the seldom litigated “governmental action" exclusion precluded coverage for certain damages in…

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Washington Court Holds Insurer Not Entitled to Invoke Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine

A federal court judge from the Western District of Washington recently issued an order in State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins .Co. v. Jacobs, No. C14-5512 RBL, 2014 WL 5470623 (W.D.Wash.…

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Insurer Able to Rescind Policy for Material Misrepresentations in the Application, Per Oregon Court

Last week, the Oregon federal district court issued an opinion in Settlemyer v Farmers New World Life Ins. Co., Case No. 14-cv-00356-AA, 2014 WL 5591013 (D.Or. Nov. 3, 2014), addressing…

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Oregon Court Addresses Replacement Cost Requirements

On October 8, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Patton v. Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co., 266 Or App ---, --- P3d --- (2014) (“Patton II”)…

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Washington Court Holds UIM Insured Can Seek Benefits After Dismissal is Vacated

On October 6, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, released an unpublished opinion addressing the impact of an order dismissing the a case brought by an insured against…

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