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Archive for February, 2015

February 24, 2015

The High Stakes in Controlled Substances Exclusion Case

Exclusions based on a policyholder’s knowledge are notoriously hard to resolve at summary judgment.   Judge Robart, in Washington’s Western District, demonstrated this in his recent decision in Anderson v. Country Mutual Insurance Company, 2015 WL more about this article »

February 10, 2015

No Peeking: Can Insurers in the Northwestern and Mountain States Rely on Extrinsic Evidence to Determine if They Have a Duty to Defend

Readers of the Insurance Commando Blog know we criticize Washington’s Supreme Court for proscribing insurers from looking outside the complaint to determine if they must defend. To provide some perspective, and useful information, this week more about this article »