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Ensuing Loss Clause Does Not Create Coverage for “Collapse” Inseparable from Damage Caused by Excluded Perils

USA - October 16 2020 In Jowite Limited Partnership v. Federal Insurance Company, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland issued a rare opinion…

Paul Ferland

Insurers Must Inform Washington Insureds of the Availability of Insurance Commissioner Assistance

USA - March 3 2020 As of August 1, 2020, Washington will join the growing number of jurisdictions requiring insurers to inform insureds that they may seek guidance from…

Terri A. Sutton

Insurance Certificate Alone Confers Coverage: Washington Supreme Court

USA - October 17 2019 In answer to the Ninth Circuit’s certified question, the Washington Supreme Court held in T-Mobile USA Inc. v. Selective Insurance Co. of America…

Washington Supreme Court Holds Claims Adjusters Cannot Be Personally Liable for Bad Faith

USA - October 8 2019 In a closely contested 5-4 decision, the Washington Supreme Court held in Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al., Slip. Op. No. 95867-0, ___…

Terri A. Sutton

Individual Claim Adjuster Is Subject To Bad Faith and Consumer Protection Lawsuit

USA - April 4 2018 A Washington appeals court recently permitted claims to be brought against an individual insurance claim adjuster for (1) insurance bad faith, and (2)…

Michael D. Handler