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Legal Alert Premises Liability Premises Liability: Oregon Expands the Application of Comparative Fault Thursday July 29, 2021 By: Sean Conner
Legal Alert Construction & Development General Contractors General Litigation Washington Supreme Court Says Termination of a Contract, Not for Default, Equals a Termination for Convenience Wednesday July 21, 2021 By: Ashley Nagrodski
Legal Alert General Litigation Property Loss You Didn’t Start the Fire, but Does that Mean the Insurer has to Pay Out? Wednesday July 7, 2021 By: Melanie Rose
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Tenant Landlord Limitless: How are Statutes of Limitations Tolled When the Cause of Action is Concealed? Monday July 5, 2021 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Personal Lines UM/UIM Is UIM Coverage for Claimants in Insured Vehicles on the Horizon in Oregon? Monday July 5, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert General Litigation ORS 20.080 Attorney Fee A Substantial Benefit Leads to Substantial Fees Monday July 5, 2021 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Construction & Development Don’t Just WISHA that Your Evidence Will Speak for Itself: Washington Court of Appeals Dismisses the Need to Re-Weigh the Value of Substantial Evidence Tuesday May 25, 2021 By: Gordon Klug
Legal Alert Jobsite Injury Premises Liability Slip and Fall Premises Liability: The Impact of the “Going or Coming” Rule on Tort Liability Wednesday May 19, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Dog Bite Premises Liability Tenant Landlord Pit Bull Attack: Is Landlord Liable for Dog Bite on Leased Property? Monday May 10, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert ORS 20.080 Attorney Fee Personal Lines UM/UIM If you Sail Out of the Safe Harbor, Expect to Pay the Price (in Attorney Fees) Wednesday April 28, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert Negligence Do Hospitals Owe a Duty to Protect Others Against Violence of a One-Time Patient? Monday April 19, 2021 By: Brian Schiewe
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Oregon Supreme Court Says an Insurer’s Duty to Defend Cannot be Contracted Away. Tuesday April 13, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Negligence Wrongful Death Can a School District Escape Liability for a Student’s Death? Tuesday March 30, 2021 By: Thomas McCurdy
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Personal Lines ZOMBIE LAW – Who Can Sue for Tortious Interference With a Dead Body? Tuesday March 30, 2021 By: Gordon Klug
Legal Alert General Litigation Don’t Have the Evidence? What Happens if You Pretend To? Monday March 22, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Negligence Wrongful Death Killed While Committing a Felony – What Proof is Required to Escape a Wrongful Death Suit? Wednesday March 17, 2021 By: Thomas McCurdy
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Sticker Shock – Did a Typo Cost Toyota $36,000 for Violating Washington’s Consumer Protection Act? Wednesday March 10, 2021 By: Kyle Riley
Legal Alert Timber Trespass Oregon Court of Appeals Doubles Down on Double Damages Under Timber Trespass Statute Thursday March 4, 2021 By: Ryan McLellan
Legal Alert General Litigation Negligence Too Emotionally Distressed to File a Claim for Emotional Distress? Don’t Worry You May Still Have Time Monday February 22, 2021 By: Melanie Rose
Legal Alert General Litigation ORS 20.080 Attorney Fee Oregon Supreme Court Limits the Impact of an Offer to Allow Judgment Thursday February 11, 2021 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Texting While Driving? Not Relevant! Wednesday February 10, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Negligence Once Again, Oregon Court Holds Foreseeable Harm Must be Broadly Construed Wednesday January 27, 2021 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines PIP Is a Bicyclist a Pedestrian? The Washington Supreme Court Says Yes Wednesday January 20, 2021 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert General Litigation Negligence Qualified for Recreational Use Immunity? You May Still be Liable Thursday January 7, 2021 By: Firm Authorship
Steering Wheel Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines UM/UIM UIM Benefits for Non-Relative Passenger? Denied! Wednesday December 30, 2020 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert General Litigation “Cancel Culture” – Not in Oregon! At Least When it Comes to Insurance Policies: Two Insurance Companies Fined Wednesday December 16, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Safe Harbor Letter Legal Alert Automotive Defense Personal Lines Property Loss Washington’s Made Whole Doctrine Majorly Expanded Wednesday December 9, 2020 By: Josh Hayward
Washington Case Update Legal Alert Automotive Defense General Litigation Negligence Trucking & Transportation Is a Driver Responsible for an Auto Accident if They Lose Consciousness Behind the Wheel? Tuesday December 1, 2020 By: Thomas McCurdy
Year in Review Commercial Lines Legal Alert Bad Faith Personal Lines UM/UIM Insurers Are Afforded Safe Harbor Protection From Attorney Fees Even if the Insured Claims that the Insurer’s Failure to Settle was Unreasonable or in Bad Faith Thursday November 19, 2020 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Automotive Defense General Litigation Personal Lines UM/UIM Oregon Court of Appeals Confirms that Plaintiffs Have the Burden to Prove Damages Should be Allocated in Multiple Accident Scenarios Thursday November 12, 2020 By: Cliff Wilson
Legal Alert Tenant Landlord Misrepresentations During the Rental Application Process Do Not Preclude a Tenant from Rights and Remedies Under the ORLTA Friday November 6, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Construction & Development Developers General Contractors Subcontractors A Contractor May Be Able to Escape Liability for Construction Defects but Only if the Defects Solely Resulted from the Deficient Plans or Specifications Wednesday October 28, 2020 By: Michael Staskiews
Legal Alert Personal Lines Tenant Landlord Oregon Court of Appeals Determines That Even if a Condition Takes Time to Cause Maximum Damage, the Passage of Time Does Not Necessarily Mean That an Instrum… Friday October 23, 2020 By: Josh Hayward
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense General Litigation Personal Lines New Life Given to Offers to Allow Judgment Tuesday October 13, 2020 By: Jeff Eberhard
Legal Alert Commercial Liability Defense Tenant Landlord Evidently Intoxicated: A Discussion of BAC Readings as Evidence in Support of a Complete Defense to Claims for Personal Injury Under RCW 5.40.060 Wednesday September 30, 2020 By: Thomas McCurdy
Legal Alert Bad Faith Commercial Liability Defense Washington Supreme Court Reminds Insurers That the Benefit of the Doubt is Not Theirs in Questions of Coverage Denial Monday September 21, 2020 By: Kyle Riley
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