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The Briefing: Is UIM Coverage for Claimants in Insured Vehicles on the Horizon in Oregon?
Podcast
Welcome to The Briefing - a legal podcast by Smith Freed Eberhard. We will provide insight and analysis on new Oregon and Washington case law, litigation innovation and technology, the insurance marketplace, and firm news. In this week's episode Cliff…
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Wednesday June 16, 2021 By: Cliff Wilson
Washington Commercial Lines – Year in Review
Webinar
Smith Freed Eberhard partners Kyle Riley and Gordon Klug discuss significant cases of the past year in Washington, with a focus on commercial lines claims management. Why Watch This Webinar? This webinar is designed for claims professionals and provides a basic…
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Friday April 2, 2021 By: Kyle Riley
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
Legal Alert
From the desk of Josh Hayward: In UM and UIM claims, attorney fees may be recoverable by the insured. However, there is a statutory safe harbor provision that prevents an insured from being awarded fees if certain criteria are met.…
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Thursday November 19, 2020 By: Josh Hayward
Washington Supreme Court Reminds Insurers That the Benefit of the Doubt is Not Theirs in Questions of Coverage Denial
Legal Alert
From the desk of Kyle Riley: When a consumer purchases a policy of insurance, there is little doubt that they expect to be able to rely on their coverage when disputes arise.  Washington courts have made the state’s policy clear:…
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Monday September 21, 2020 By: Kyle Riley
Washington Supreme Court Holds That an Insurance Company Agent with Authority Can Bind the Insurance Company to Provide Coverage
Legal Alert
From the desk of Kyle Riley: The Washington Supreme Court recently responded to a question certified by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The question was one of agency. Specifically, it was unclear whether, under the facts at hand, defendant Selective…
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Friday May 29, 2020 By: Kyle Riley
Washington Supreme Court Bars Bad Faith and CPA Claims Against Adjuster
Legal Alert
From the desk of Joshua Hayward:  After the Washington Court of Appeals ruled that individual insurance adjusters could be sued personally for bad faith and Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) violation claims in 2018, the Washington Supreme Court reviewed that decision.  Case Pointer: In its 2018 decision in Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Co., 3 Wn. App. 2d 21, the…
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Tuesday May 12, 2020 By: Josh Hayward
The Art of Arbitration: Strategically Structuring Your Case in Washington
Webinar
Smith Freed & Eberhard Partner, Kyle Riley, will take attendees through the mandatory arbitration process and provide insight as to how to strategically structure your case in Washington. Mandatory Arbitration (MAR) can be a complex aspect in any litigation strategy.…
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Wednesday August 12, 2015 By: Kyle Riley
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