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High Rise Condominium Nets Seven Figures for “Water Damage” Repairs

By Insurance Coverage, Thom Williams, Todd Hayes

Homeowners at a condominium in downtown Seattle recently discovered water damage inside the roof of their condominium. The condominium association retained Harper│Hayes to file a lawsuit against the association’s property insurer, which had denied coverage. Soon after the firm launched a summary judgment motion—arguing the loss was covered and the…

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Court Rules Liability Insurer that Breached Its Duty to Defend Cannot “Cure”

By Charles Davis, Insurance Coverage

A commercial general liability insurer refused to defend its policyholder even though the complaint against the policyholder alleged potentially covered claims.  A year later, after a default judgment was entered against the policyholder, the insurer reconsidered its denial and tried to assume the policyholder’s defense.  A judge in the Western…

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