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Archive for July, 2014

July 28, 2014

The Washington Supreme Court’s Expedia Decision Is More Bad News on the Duty to Defend and Extrinsic Evidence Rule

In our inaugural April 11, 2014 blog entry, “The Elephant in the Room,” we expressed hope that Washington’s Supreme Court would adopt a more reasonable duty to defend rule.  Most states allow insurers to rely more about this article »

July 14, 2014

A More Practical Approach: Cracking Open the Door on the Applicability of a First-Party Property Policy’s “Intentional Loss” Exclusion

Here at the Insurance Commando Blog we appreciate creative ways to argue a policy exclusion.  We especially appreciate it when a judge adopts such arguments in upholding the application of an exclusion.  Recently, Judge Ronald more about this article »