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MLR Attorney Andy Lauersdorf Quoted in Oregon Wildfire Insurance Article

Last week, Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner attorney Andy Lauersdorf was quoted in a article titled “With Drought Looming, Oregon May Lose Wildfire Insurance.”  The article discusses Oregon’s forest fire insurance policy and issues regarding insurance coverage and the risk associated with underwriting a forest fire policy. The attorneys at Maloney […]

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Oregon Legislature Passes Significant Changes to PIP and UM/UIM Laws

On March 12, 2015, Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 411 which makes substantial changes Oregon’s personal injury protection (PIP) and uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) statutes.  The new law becomes effective on January 1, 2016. The new law amends the PIP statute to enables a policyholder to apply PIP […]

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Undisclosed Adult Child Entitled to UIM Coverage

The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in Patriot Gen. Ins. Co. v. Gutierrez, No. 32109-6-III, 2015 WL 773571 (Wash. Ct. App. Feb. 24, 2015), addressing whether an insured’s adult child was covered under an auto policy.  The insured failed to disclose the adult child on the insurance […]

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