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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…

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…

Colorado General Assembly Sets Forth Prerequisites for an Insurance Company to Use Failure to Cooperate as a Defense to a Claim for First Party Insurance Benefits

USA - July 9 2020 Despite first party insurance policies generally requiring cooperation from an insured in the investigation of a claim, insurers can no longer rely…

Insurers Face Two New Cases Seeking Commercial Property Coverage For COVID-19; One Alleges Extracontractual Claims

USA - March 31 2020 Two Napa-based restaurants and a number of Chicago-area businesses claiming economic losses from closing their doors to prevent the spread of…

Emerging Coverage Considerations for Insurers Relating to Claims in Connection with COVID-19

USA - March 20 2020 The only thing equally inevitable to the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 disease (“COVID-19”) will be the resulting onslaught of first-party and…

Leveraging the 50-State Initiative, Connecticut and Maine Team Secure Full Dismissal of Coverage Claim for Catastrophic Property Loss

USA - January 28 2020 On behalf of Gordon & Rees’ surplus lines insurer client, Hartford insurance coverage attorneys Dennis Brown, Joseph Blyskal, and Regen O’Malley…

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…

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…

Insurer Not Required to Show Prejudice from an Insured’s Late Notice When the Parties Contract for a Specific Reporting Period

USA - August 14 2019 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed an order granting summary judgment in favor of the Firm’s insurer client on an issue of first…

Large Insurer Overturns $12M Arbitration Award in New York Appellate Court

USA - November 5 2018 The appeal arose out of an arbitration that began in 2010. Allied Capital sought coverage from its insurer for a $10.1 million payment made to settle…