William Earle Keith M. Liguori All agree that Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”) mandates that a court to grant attorney fees and allows the court to award triple damages if an insurer acts unreasonably in denying a claim for coverage or payment of benefits.
Chris Parker The Oregon Supreme Court released its opinion in West Hills Dev. Co. v. Chartis Claims, Inc., 360 Or 650 (2016). As reported in our May 2, 2016 blog post, this is an insurance coverage case in which the Court of Appeals recognized a broad duty to …
May 2016: Shareholder Christopher Drotzmann, in a four-day jury trial on a single vehicle motor vehicle accident, successfully proved that 75 percent of fault rested with the settled-out vehicle manufacturer for a defective stop lam switch.
June 2016: Shareholder Christopher Drotzmann received a jury award less than claimed medical expenses in a four-day jury trial in Clark County, Washington, on an admitted liability motor vehicle accident.