Court Rules Insurer that Waited To Take Coverage Position Until After Being Sued Acted in Bad Faith, Cannot “Cure”

By | Greg Harper, Thom Williams, Insurance Coverage

A liability insurer failed to take a coverage position for over a year after its policyholder requested a defense. Two weeks after being sued, the insurer offered to defend, then argued its belated offer “cured” any breach of its duty to defend. On summary judgment, a Western District of Washington…

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Harper│Hayes Obtains Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Condominium Association Client on the Eve of Trial

By | Greg Harper, Thom Williams, Insurance Coverage, Construction Defects

In 2016, the President of the Board of a large condominium contacted the firm, initially inquiring whether insurance would cover water damage to 80,000 square feet of roof structure. Investigation revealed that the water intrusion was caused by the defective work of the roofing contractor that installed the roofing system…

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Harper | Hayes Negotiates Multi-Million Dollar Settlement in Favor of Local Business in Environmental Insurance Coverage Action

By | Greg Harper, Thom Williams, Insurance Coverage

In 2014, a local equipment rental business was sued in an environmental lawsuit involving the cleanup of hazardous materials that had purportedly been released as far back as the 1950s. The business retained Harper | Hayes, which secured a dismissal of the cleanup lawsuit and brought a separate coverage lawsuit…

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Scotsman Guide Article by Greg Harper On Property Insurance Issues Arising in Commercial and Multi-Family Sales Transactions

By | Greg Harper, Insurance Coverage

Greg Harper, a founding member of Harper | Hayes, authored an article in the November, 2009 edition of the Scotsman Guide, entitled “Property Insurance Between Owners.” In the article, Greg examines several insurance issues that arise in the purchase and sale of commercial and multi-family properties. A copy of the…

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Harper | Hayes PLLC Attorney Greg Harper Settles Seven Figure First-Party Collapse Claim

By | Greg Harper, Insurance Coverage

In the Fall of 2006, Harper | Hayes PLLC attorney Greg Harper achieved a seven-figure settlement for the owners of a Seattle condominium suffering from water intrusion and resulting decay damage against several first-party property insurers. Harper | Hayes PLLC continues to be the preeminent litigation firm for first-party property…

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