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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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South Dakota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of MLR Client on Attorney-Client Privilege

Yesterday, Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner’s client received a favorable South Dakota Supreme Court ruling for its client in Andrews v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., 2015 S.D. 24 (2015).  MLR attorneys F.J. Maloney and Nick Thede, along with local counsel Jason Smiley of Gunderson Palmer Nelson Ashmore, LLP of Rapid City, […]

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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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Washington Jury Finds Against Insurer on Negligence, CPA Claims

Last Friday, a jury sitting in the Western District of Washington in Cox v. Continental Cas. Co., No. C13-2288 MJP (W.D. Wash. Jan. 23, 2015), found an insurer acted negligently and violated the Washington Consumer Protection Act, awarding $16.5 million in damages.  We previously wrote about the Cox case last June […]

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Insurer Able to Rescind Policy for Material Misrepresentations in the Application, Per Oregon Court

Last week, the Oregon federal district court issued an opinion in Settlemyer v Farmers New World Life Ins. Co., Case No. 14-cv-00356-AA, 2014 WL 5591013 (D.Or. Nov. 3, 2014), addressing whether an insurance company was entitled to rescind a life insurance policy based on misrepresentations in the policy application.  In […]

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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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Insured Cannot Demand Confidentiality Agreement per Oregon Court

The Oregon Court of Appeals on July 2, 2014, issued an opinion in Safeco Ins. Co. of Oregon v. Masood, — Or App —, — P3d —, 2014 WL 2978311 (2014), addressing whether an insured may condition compliance with an insurance company’s requests for information on requiring execution of a […]

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