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June 15, 2015

Condo Association Construction-Defect Claims under First-Party Policies: A Growth Industry?

The Washington Condominium Act created a bonanza for plaintiffs’ lawyers representing condominium associations. It permitted the condominium association of a new condominium to sue the developer (who would then sue the contractors who built the more about this article »

June 2, 2015

Judge Mendoza Holds that IFCA Applies to Standalone WAC Violations

Washington federal judges have held that standalone WAC violations—regulatory violations without an unreasonable denial of coverage or payment of benefits—do not trigger liability under IFCA. Departing from this majority, Judge Mendoza of the U.S. District more about this article »