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Archive for January, 2016

January 26, 2016

Washington Courts Have Work to Do to Flesh Out Adversarial Nature of UIM Insurance

The plaintiff’s bar looks at UIM insurance with mouth-watering desire, expecting a windfall in every case by merely invoking Washington’s extra-contractual causes of action.  Some courts go along with this, assuming that extra-contractual treatment of more about this article »

January 6, 2016

Splitting the UIM from the PIP Claim Handling: Not Required in Washington.

During the past year, we have defended insurance carriers from allegations that it is improper to have one claim representative handle both the underinsured motorist (UIM) claim and the personal injury protection (PIP) claim and more about this article »