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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…

Jordan A. Hess

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, ___…

Jordan A. Hess

Washington: Product Manufacturers Must Warn Hospitals; May Be Strictly Liable for Failure to Warn

USA - March 9 2017 In Washington, manufacturers of medical devices now have a duty to warn hospitals that purchase their devices. Additionally, product manufacturers of…

Oregon Supreme Court Rules Insurer May Owe Attorney Fees Even After Settlement

USA - March 1 2017 The Oregon Supreme Court, in Long v. Farmers Insurance Company of Oregon, ruled that “when an insured files an action against an insurer to recover…

Washington Supreme Court Expands Physicians’ Duty to Third Parties

USA - January 18 2017 Most states have laws either requiring or permitting mental health professionals to disclose information about patients who may become violent. These…