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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 →

First Things First – Florida Supreme Court Rules Insured is Entitled to Jury Determination of UM Liability and Damages in Excess of Policy Limits Prior to Litigating First-Party Bad Faith

Fridman v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois, 2016 WL 743258 (Fla. 2016) arose out of an insured’s demand for the $50,000 uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) limit on his auto policy. The insured filed a Civil Remedy Notice pursuant to Florida’s bad… Continue Reading →

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