The Washington Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion on February 10, 2014, on an insured’s entitlement to wage loss benefits under the personal injury protection (“PIP”) coverage available in an automobile insurance policy. In addition, it addressed the applicability of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”) in the context
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Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner is proud of the results it has achieved on behalf of its clients and strives to continue to provide great legal representation in insurance coverage litigation matters. As a point of reference, our Representative Cases page provides a list of some of MLR’s recent matters.
Late last week, in Belanich v. Employers Fire Ins. Co., Cause No. 12-2-14368-4 SEA, Judge Julie Spector of the King County Superior Court ordered that an insurance company pay significant sanctions for discovery violations following a hearing on a Fisons Motion. In support of the sanctions, the Order entered by
We wanted to follow-up on our blog entry of November 20, 2013, concerning the Precision Seed Cleaners v. Country Mutual Ins. Co. matter. Our prior entry noted that the parties filed competing motions for reconsideration regarding Judge Marco A. Hernandez’s ruling on the issues of attorney fees and prejudgment interest.
King County judge Douglas A. North recently issued $50,000 in sanctions, along with an award of attorney fees, in a UIM case titled Kono v. Pacific Star Ins. Co. et al., King County Superior Court Cause No. 12-2-30494-7 SEA. In issuing the discovery sanctions, the trial court made findings of fact and law
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued an in-depth opinion on October 1, 2013, about an insured’s entitlement to a reasonable attorney fee and prejudgment interest under Oregon law. Judge Marco A. Hernandez issued a detailed analysis on both issues in Precision Seed Cleaners v. Country Mutual
In a detailed published opinion, on November 12, 2013, the Washington Court of Appeals, Div. I, found that a trial court abused its discretion in awarding in excess of $290,000 in attorney fees, including imposing a multiplier of 2.0, following a UIM trial. Finding that the award was “excessive, reward[ed]
MLR was formed with the sole focus of efficiently providing the highest quality legal advice to our clients on their insurance disputes. With this goal in mind, our attorneys routinely deliver positive results for our clients. Although our lawyers all have big firm experience, the small firm atmosphere at MLR allows each to provide the necessary attention to detail each of our clients deserve. Our attorneys have been able to develop substantial knowledge regarding insurance coverage issues over their years of practice, which allows us to provide unique and innovate solutions to complex insurance disputes. MLR stands out from the crowd of other insurance coverage firms.
We take a team approach to insurance disputes. When you retain MLR, you have the benefit of knowing that we will utilize the unique talents of everyone at the firm to achieve the best possible results for our client. The attorneys at MLR have developed substantial experience and knowledge concerning the legal and factual issues presented in insurance disputes. That experience and knowledge, combined with our team approach, allows MLR to develop unique and effective solutions to our clients’ insurance issues. Our people have and will continue to provide high quality legal representation to our clients and deliver positive results on their insurance disputes.
The attorneys at MLR have exceptional experience in all aspects of the insurance claims and litigation process. We have successfully litigated scores of insurance disputes through trial and appeal. Collectively, we have tried approximately 200 trials. Our lawyers have also analyzed numerous complex insurance coverage questions. MLR is knowledgeable and experienced handling insurance disputes on property, commercial, auto, and other specialty insurance policies. Although we primarily practice in Oregon and Washington, our attorneys have represented clients insurance disputes throughout the country. Regardless of the content or stage of your insurance dispute, MLR is equipped to represent you.