Archive | May, 2014

UIM Claimant Not Entitled to Extra-Contractual Damages Per Washington Judge

The Western District of Washington recently issued an opinion in Beasley v State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1494030 (W.D. Wash. Apr. 16, 2014), addressing an insured’s extra-contractual claims following an uninsured motorist (UIM) claim.  After addressed the insurance claim’s tortured history, the court determined that all of […]

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Washington Court Holds Insurer Had Duty to Defend Property Owner as Additional Insured

A judge in the Western District of Washington recently issued an opinion in Seaway Properties LLC v Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1612696, — F.Supp.2d — (W.D. Wash. Apr. 22, 2014), which addressed a property owner’s claim for defense and indemnity as an additional insured under its tenant’s insurance […]

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E.D. Washington Addresses Extra-Contractual Insurance Coverage Claims

The Eastern District of Washington recently issued an extensive opinion in Hell Yeah Cycles v Ohio Sec. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1671491, — F.Supp.2d — (E.D. Wash. Apr. 28, 2014), addressing an insured’s claims for violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, violation of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act, and […]

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Intentional Loss Exclusion Bars Coverage for Claim Per Washington Court

The Western District of Washington issued a published opinion on April 16, 2014, analyzing application of the intentional loss exclusion in an insurance policy in a case titled IDS Prop. Cas. Ins. Co. v Crawford, 2014 WL 1494080, — F.Supp.2d — (W.D. Wash. Apr. 16, 2014).  On October 31, 2011, […]

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MLR Obtains Jury Verdict in Water Loss Coverage Lawsuit

Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner recently obtained a verdict in favor of its client following a three day trial in Marion County Circuit Court in Benninger v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Oregon, Marion County Circuit Court, Case No. 13C10643.  MLR attorneys F.J. Maloney and Kyle Sturm successfully tried the case to a […]

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MLR Obtains Trial Victory on Water Loss Claim

On April 4, 2014, the Marion Court Circuit Court entered a general judgment, following a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and for new trial, in favor of Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner’s client in Long v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Oregon, Marion County Circuit Court, Case No. 12C23950.  Attorneys F.J. Maloney […]

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