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Washington State Supreme Court Clarifies "Pedestrian" -- Implications for Personal Injury Protection Coverage

USA - February 9 2021 The Washington State Supreme Court recently issued a decision that clarified whether a bicyclist is a “pedestrian” for purposes of personal injury…

Stephanie M. Ries

McLaughlin v. Travelers

USA - February 9 2021 The Washington State Supreme Court recently issued a decision that clarified whether a bicyclist is a “pedestrian” for purposes of personal injury…

Sally Kim

New Washington Regulation Requires Mandatory Language in an Insurer’s Denial Letter

USA - July 31 2020 The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (the “OIC”) has issued a new regulation, WAC 284-30-770, which mandates that insurers…

Sally Kim, Stephanie M. Ries

The Washington Supreme Court Rules that a Holder of a Certificate of Insurance Is Entitled to Coverage

USA - December 17 2019 The Washington courts have historically found that the purpose of a certificate of insurance is to advise others as to the existence of insurance…

Sally Kim

The Washington State Supreme Court Rules that Claims Adjusters May Not Be Held Personally Liable for Insurance Bad Faith

USA - December 17 2019 In 2018, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1, issued a ruling which rippled through the insurance community by finding that a claims adjuster…

Sally Kim