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Property Loss
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From the desk of Josh Hayward: Washington’s Made Whole Doctrine establishes that a person with insurance must be fully reimbursed for their losses, or “made whole,” before the person’s insurance company can take from any third-party recovery proceeds to recoup what they paid out on a claim. This case addresses the question, really how much is required to be “made…
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Wednesday December 9, 2020 By: Josh Hayward
Success Story
Claims Alleged: Appeal from Summary Judgment Dismissal of Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easement Claims The Overview: Smith Freed Eberhard partner, Ashley Nagrodski, and associate, Jessica Kamish, achieved a compelling win for their clients in the Washington Court of Appeals when the court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the claims against their clients. Ashley and Jessica were assigned the case during the late stages of…
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Tuesday December 1, 2020 By: Firm Authorship
Legal Alert
Oregon Case Law Update: Oregon Supreme Court Limits Claims Based on Abuse of Vulnerable Persons From the desk of Bill Taaffe: Oregon’s statute on abuse of vulnerable persons (ORS 124.110)—here, elderly persons—provides plaintiffs with a claim against a person who wrongfully, or in bad faith, withholds a vulnerable person’s money or property.  The statute also provides for treble damages, giving the…
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Wednesday February 14, 2018 By: William Taaffe
Legal Alert
From the desk of Jeff Eberhard: An examination under oath (“EUO”) is one of the most useful tools available to insurers to investigate a claim. However, what happens when the insured refuses or delays the EUO and files suit? A federal trial court recently addressed the issue. Claims Pointer: Property insurance policies typically set forth an insurer’s right to demand…
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Wednesday April 30, 2014 By: Jeff Eberhard
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