Oregon Court Addresses Insurer’s Duties to Defend and Indemnify

On February 20, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals released an opinion in Leach v. Scottsdale Indem. Co., 261 Or App ---, --- P3d ---, No. A151680 (Feb. 12, 2014),…

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Suit Limitation Provision Held Unreasonable by New York Court

On February 13, 2014, the Court of Appeals of New York issued an opinion in Executive Plaza, LLC v. Peerless Ins. Co., --- N.E.3d ---, 2014 WL 551251 (N.Y. 2014) addressing…

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Washington Court of Appeals Holds Insurance Company Liability Liable for PIP Wage Loss

The Washington Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion on February 10, 2014, on an insured’s entitlement to wage loss benefits under the personal injury protection (“PIP”) coverage available in…

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Third-Party May Satisfy Self-Insured Retention Provision Per Florida Court

On February 6, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion on the requirements for satisfying a self-insured retention provision in a liability insurance policy and application of the “insured…

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No Direct Bad Faith Action for Third Party Liability Claimant in Washington

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington recently re-affirmed the long-standing principle under Washington law that a third party claimant under a liability insurance…

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