Washington Court of Appeals News

Adjusters Can be Sued Individually for Bad Faith in Washington

A recent Washington Court of Appeals ruling opens the door to bad faith lawsuits naming individual insurance adjusters. The case involves Moun and Aung Keodalah versus Allstate Insurance and Tracey Smith, the adjuster who worked for Allstate and handled his …

Washington Court Further Clarifies Defense Counsel’s Role in ROR Defense

The Washington Court of Appeals recently found (Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., 193 Wash.App. 731, 373 P.3d 320 (2016)), on first impression, that insurer retained attorneys (defense attorneys) were not automatically prohibited from representing insureds merely because the defense …

Objecting to the Golden Rule During Trial

Courts in the State of Washington always present interesting appellate issues in the bad faith context. One of those interesting issues can be seen in the Washington Court of Appeals decision of Miller v. Kenny, 325 P.3d 278 (Wash. Ct. …