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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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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. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 6998097, No. 14-cv-313-SI (D. Or. Dec. 9, 2014), concerned an insured whose residence, which sat in […]

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Washington Court Holds Insurer Not Entitled to Invoke Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine

A federal court judge from the Western District of Washington recently issued an order in State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins .Co. v. Jacobs, No. C14-5512 RBL, 2014 WL 5470623 (W.D.Wash. Oct. 28, 2014) addressing whether an insurance company has a private cause of action under the Washington corporate practice of […]

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Washington Court Holds UIM Insured Can Seek Benefits After Dismissal is Vacated

On October 6, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, released an unpublished opinion addressing the impact of an order dismissing the a case brought by an insured against an at-fault driver on the insured’s right to seek underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits from her insurer, which had intervened in […]

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