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The Three “I”ngredients to Staying “Reasonable” Under IFCA

Keith M. Liguori Washington has long allowed insureds, through the common law doctrines of bad faith and breach of contract, to bring actions against insurers who are purportedly acting in bad faith when denying claims for coverage or payment of benefits.  However, since 2007, thanks to the passing of …

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Prelitigation Handling of ORS 20.080 Claims

       Chris Parker Settlement demands seeking $10,000 or less trigger possible attorney fees recovery by a plaintiff under Oregon Revised Statute (“ORS”) 20.080 – an issue often overlooked by claims handlers unfamiliar with that statute.  ORS 20.080 provides that the plaintiff recovers attorney fees on any tort …

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Best Law Firms – 2017 Edition

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” announced our firm again received a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in the 2017 Edition of Best Law Firms for Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in Portland, Oregon. The Tier 1 …

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ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY IN THE WAKE OF THE FRCP 26 AMENDMENT

      Shayna Eagle It has been nearly a year since the December 2015 amendment to FRCP 26, which now defines the scope of discovery as “any nonprivileged matter that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense and proportional to the needs of the case, considering the …

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