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March 24, 2015

Not A One-Way Street: Federal Court Rules that Insured and Its Assignee Breached their Contractual and Statutory Duties of Cooperation Towards Insurer and Dismisses their Bad Faith Claims

Introduction The duty of good faith and fair dealing does not apply to the insurer only. But because the insurance industry is so heavily regulated, one might mistakenly believe that to be the case. Instead, more about this article »

March 10, 2015

Court Reiterates that Routine Claim Investigations Are Not Protected by Work Product Doctrine in Subsequent Litigation

In Channel Construction, Inc. v. Northland Services, Inc. (a case decided last month), Judge Coughenour (of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington) held that the work product doctrine does not protect more about this article »