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Washington Supreme Court Rules Insured Cannot Maintain Independent Cause of Action for Regulatory Violations Under Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act

Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) allows insureds to sue their insurers for an unreasonable denial of coverage or benefits, and recover triple damages if the insurer acts unreasonably or violates certain regulations. On February 2, 2017, the Washington Supreme… Continue Reading →

Down the Slippery Slope of Bad Faith Discovery

Republished from Tressler’s The Property Line blog. In bad faith lawsuits, policyholders often seek discovery of other claims involving allegations of bad faith. Such discovery is not relevant and should be uniformly denied. The mere fact that some other claim… Continue Reading →

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