Archive | August, 2014

Ninth Circuit Asks Washington to Define “Collapse”

On August 19, 2014, a panel the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals considering the case Queen Anne Park Homeowners Ass’n v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., Appeal No. 12-36021, certified the following question to the Washington Supreme Court: What does “collapse” mean under Washington law in an insurance policy that […]

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No Bad Faith for Relying on IME per Washington Court

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington recently issued an opinion addressing an insured’s claims for bad faith and violation of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) and Consumer Protection Act (CPA).  In Wilson v Austin Mut. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 3534053 (W.D. Wash., July 15, 2014), […]

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Statute of Limitations Bars Bad Faith and CPA Claims

On July 28, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion in Momah v. Washington Cas. Co., Wash. Ct. App., Case No. 69456-1-I (July 28, 2014), analyzing the statute of limitations on an insured’s ability to sue a liability insurer under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and for […]

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