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Oct 16th, 2017

Washington Supreme Court Says No Per Se Rule Prohibits Attorneys from Representing Insurers and Their Insureds in Unrelated Actions

In Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., __ Wn.2d __, __P.3d __ (2017), the Washington Supreme Court rejected an insured’s attempt to collect damages for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice from his former insurance defense counsel.  The insured sought to impose a per se rule of disqualification for…