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Archive for November, 2014

November 17, 2014

Washington Federal Court Says IFCA Does Not Apply to Third Party Liability Insurance

Washington State voters approved the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”) in 2007. IFCA increases the penalties available against insurers, including uncapped treble damages and expert witness fees. IFCA’s language says that it applies to “any more about this article »

November 8, 2014

Montana Insurers Beware: Deny the Duty to Defend at Your Own Risk if You Previously Acknowledged Such a Duty

This edition of the Insurance Commando Blog analyzes Tidyman’s Management Services, Inc. v. Davis, 376 Mont. 80, 330 P.3d 1139 (2014), a recent Montana decision finding a Montana insurer liable for a $29,000,000 stipulated judgment. more about this article »