Articles in Insurance

SUPREME COURT SAYS INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN’T SHIELD THEIR CLAIM-ADJUSTING PROCESS

Date: March 4th, 2013

In a case decided on February 21, the Washington Supreme Court declared that insurance companies must investigate, process and resolve insurance claims openly with the insured, even if that means forfeiting the insurer’s attorney-client privilege. An insurance company faces a conflict of interest whenever it … Read More »

SAFECO FIELD CASE MEANS PUBLIC CONTRACTORS CAN’T USE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO DEFEND CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

Date: February 25th, 2013

Recently, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington decided the case of Wash. State Major League Baseball Stadium v. Huber, Hunt & Nichols-Kiewit Constr. Co.  The case arose out of construction defects discovered at Safeco Field.  The Mariners and a municipal corporation that owns … Read More »

WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY SIDES WITH CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE IN COLLAPSE CASE

Date: May 17th, 2012

Today the Washington Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on a case that the construction contractor industry has not only been watching carefully, but also directly participated in. Ashbaugh Beal’s John Riper (together with John Ahlers of Ahlers & Cressman) briefed and argued the case … Read More »