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…

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MLR Attorneys Win Summary Judgment on PIP Suit Limitation Provision

Last week, the Marion County Circuit Court dismissed an insured’s claim for breach of contract based on the one-year suit limitations period in a policy for Personal Injury Protection (PIP)…

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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)…

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PIP Regular Use Exclusion Applies to Ride-Share per Washington Court

The Washington Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion on July 22, 2014, addressing the regular use exclusion under the personal injury protection (PIP) provisions of an automobile insurance policy. …

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Oregon Federal Court Finds Insured Limited to Contract Damages

On April 1, 2014, in Braun-Salinas v. American Family Ins. Group d/b/a American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 13-cv-264-AC (D.Or. April 1, 2014), Magistrate Judge John Acosta of the U.S. District…

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Washington Court of Appeals Holds Insurance Company Liability Liable for PIP Wage Loss

The Washington Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion on February 10, 2014, on an insured’s entitlement to wage loss benefits under the personal injury protection (“PIP”) coverage available in…

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Washington Federal District Court Addresses Bad Faith, CPA, and IFCA

On October 29, 2013, Judge Marsha Pechman of the Western District of Washington issued an opinion denying-in-part and granting-in-part an insurance company's motion for summary judgment on claims for insurance…

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