Intentional Loss Exclusion Bars Coverage for Claim Per Washington Court

The Western District of Washington issued a published opinion on April 16, 2014, analyzing application of the intentional loss exclusion in an insurance policy in a case titled IDS Prop.…

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MLR Obtains Directed Verdict in Washington Bad Faith Trial

On April 16, 2014, Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner attorneys F.J. Maloney and Nick Thede obtained a directed verdict in favor of their client at the trial of Yamaguchi v. Farmers Ins.…

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Washington Bad Faith Claim Not Barred by Expired Suit Limitation Provision

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, at Tacoma, recently issued an opinion Schnell v State Farm Fire and Cas Co., 2014 WL 1089752 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 18,…

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Suit Limitation Provision Held Unreasonable by New York Court

On February 13, 2014, the Court of Appeals of New York issued an opinion in Executive Plaza, LLC v. Peerless Ins. Co., --- N.E.3d ---, 2014 WL 551251 (N.Y. 2014) addressing…

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Insured Entitled to Additional Living Expense (ALE) Through Appraisal and Construction

In Garoutte v American Family Mut Ins Co.,  U.S. Dist. Court, W.D. Wash., Case No. C12-1787 BHS, 2013 WL 3819923 (July 23, 2013), Judge Benjamin H. Settle of the U.S.…

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PLRB Highlights Two Recent MLR Cases

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) has highlighted two recent MLR success stories on its Property and Liability Legal Updates page (login required).  The first case highlighted by PLRB…

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Oregon Federal District Court Rules on Attorney Fees and Prejudgment Interest

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…

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