Archive | Attorney Fees

MLR to Host “Third Annual Year in Review” Free CLE Event

Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner is happy to announce that it will be conducting a CLE entitled “Insurance Coverage Law: MLR’s Third Annual Year in Review” on Thursday, December 8, 2016.  The CLE will explore the most important insurance coverage decisions from Oregon and Washington in 2016, including discussion of cases concerning misrepresentation litigation, […]

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MLR to Host “Second Annual Year in Review” Free CLE Event

Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner is happy to announce that it will be conducting a CLE entitled “Insurance Coverage Law: MLR’s Second Annual Year in Review” on Friday, December 4, 2015.  The CLE will explore the most important insurance coverage decisions from Oregon and Washington in 2014, including discussion of cases concerning recovery of attorney […]

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Insurer Voids UM/UIM Attorney Fee Safe Harbor in Pleading

On September 2, 2015, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing Oregon’s ORS 742.061(3) attorney fee “safe-harbor” letter in uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist claims in Kiryuta v. Country Preferred Ins. Co., 273 Or App 469, —P.3d— (2015) .  The court held that because the insurer made allegations in its […]

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Oregon Court Analyzes “Proof of Loss” on UIM Claim

On December 24, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Hall v. Speer, 267 Or App 639, ___ P3d ___ (2014), concerning what constitutes a “proof of loss” for triggering an insurance company’s obligation to investigate a potential underinsured motorist (UIM) claim and, thus, an insured’s right […]

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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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Bad Faith Award Upheld by Washington Court

On April 28, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals issued an opinion upholding a $21.8 million judgment against an insurer—$13 million on which was based on a claim for insurance bad faith—in the case titled Miller v Kenny, 2014 WL 1672946, — P.3d —, — Wn.App. — (Apr. 28, 2014).  […]

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Federal Court Issues Sanctions Against Insured

On February 11, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an order in the case of Alexander v State Farm Lloyd’s, 2014 WL 549389 (S.D. Tex., Feb. 11, 2014), finding that the insurance company was entitled to its attorney fees as a sanction against the […]

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