Articles from July 2014

DEFAULT TERMINATION IS RISKY BUSINESS: WASHINGTON COURTS SAY “WATCH OUT!”

Date: July 30th, 2014
Categories: Contracts

Washington courts have repeatedly ruled that termination, where one contracting party unilaterally declares the other in default, is an extreme remedy. Accordingly, a general rule has developed demanding strict compliance with any and all contractual notice-and-cure procedures. Recently, the Washington Court of Appeals issued the … Read More »

WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS BROAD RIGHT TO INSURER-PAID DEFENSE UNDER LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES

Date: July 15th, 2014
Categories: Insurance

Recently the Washington supreme court unanimously decided a case that brings good news to Washington contractors and others who purchase liability insurance. The case involves the Bellevue-based travel website Expedia, which is in the middle of a dispute against its liability insurers. Expedia negotiates discounted … Read More »