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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…

Kyle Silk-Eglit

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…

Stephanie M. Ries, Kyle Silk-Eglit

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…

Kyle Silk-Eglit

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…

Kyle Silk-Eglit

Insurance Adjuster Employed by an Insurance Company May Be Liable for Bad Faith in Washington

USA - April 17 2018 As a general proposition, an adjuster working for an insurance company is not subject to personal liability under the common law or under state…

Stephanie M. Ries