The Washington State Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration of an insurance coverage dispute on grounds that such disputes are not arbitrable as a matter of state and federal law. State Dep’t of Transp. v. James River Ins. Co., 292 P.3d 118 (Wash. 2013) (No. 87644-4) (en banc). The court found that arbitration clauses are unenforceable under a Washington state law that prohibits insurance contracts from depriving state courts of jurisdiction over actions against an insurer. Further, the court found that the federal McCarren-Ferguson Act, which prohibits any act of Congress from superseding any state law enacted for the purpose of regulating the business of insurance, shields the Washington state statute from preemption by the Federal Arbitration Act.