Court Considers Application of Equitable Estoppel to Suit Limitation Provision

Last month, the Oregon federal district court, applying Washington law, addressed whether equitable estoppel barred an insurance company from relying on a one-year suit limitation provision.  Semeryanov v. Country Mut.…

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Oregon Court Addresses Replacement Cost Requirements

On October 8, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Patton v. Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co., 266 Or App ---, --- P3d --- (2014) (“Patton II”)…

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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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