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Harper│Hayes Attorney Thom Williams to Present at NBI’s Seminar on Commercial General Liability Policies

By Insurance Coverage, Thom Williams

On December 14, 2017, Harper│Hayes PLLC attorney Thom Williams will join six other attorneys from Seattle’s legal community as faculty for the National Business Institute’s seminar, “Commercial General Liability Policy: The Complete Guide.” Thom’s presentation will focus on an insurer’s duties to defend, indemnify, and settle. Register now or order…

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

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

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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Court Rules Property Insurance Policy Covers “Faulty Construction,” “Faulty Maintenance,” and “Wet or Dry Rot”

By Charles Davis, Construction Defects, Insurance Coverage, Todd Hayes

Harper│Hayes PLLC lawyers recently obtained a summary judgment ruling that a condominium association’s property insurance policy covers damage from “faulty construction,” “faulty maintenance,” and “wet or dry rot.” In Westridge Townhomes Owners Association v. Great American Assurance Company, C16-1011RSM, 2017 WL 4957634 (W.D. Wash., October 31, 2017), the Court ruled…

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Harper | Hayes Secures $4 Million Property Insurance Recovery

By Construction Defects, Insurance Coverage, Todd Hayes

Harper│Hayes PLLC lawyers recently negotiated a $4 million recovery for a high rise apartment owner in Seattle. The owner was seeking coverage from its property insurer for water-related damage to the structural elements of the owner’s steel and concrete building. Harper│Hayes PLLC lawyers successfully argued the client’s “all-risk” insurance policy…

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

By Greg Harper, Insurance Coverage, Thom Williams

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 Attorneys Secure Key Summary Judgment Ruling in Condominium Property Insurance Case

By Insurance Coverage

Harper │ Hayes PLLC attorneys recently secured a key summary judgment ruling against their client’s property insurer. Representing the plaintiff condominium owners association, Harper│Hayes PLLC attorneys successfully argued that the defendant’s insurance policy covered all leak-caused “water damage” at the plaintiff’s 20-year-old-plus condominium, so long as some of that damage…

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