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Court of Appeals Rules that Condominium Association Can Pursue Statutory Bad Faith Claims Notwithstanding Expiration of Policy’s Suit Limitation Clause

A property insurance policy’s suit limitation clause stated that a condominium association had to file a lawsuit against its insurer within one year after discovering its loss.  The association failed to meet the one-year deadline, and a King County trial court dismissed the association’s lawsuit—including its claims for statutory bad…
Todd Hayes
July 8, 2020

Washington State Bar News Publishes Article by Harper│Hayes Attorney Thom Williams Relating to Business Interruption Coverage for Losses Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Washington State Bar Association published an article by Harper│Hayes attorney Thom Williams in the June 2020 issue of its “Washington State Bar News” magazine.  The article—“Weathering Coronavirus: How Business Interruption Insurance Could Help Businesses Survive the Pandemic”—provides guidance to business owners regarding potential avenues to obtain coverage for losses…
Thom Williams
June 30, 2020
Insurance Coverage

Madison Park Condominium Association Obtains Multi-Million Dollar Settlement from Property Insurers after Harper│Hayes Prevails on Multiple Summary Judgment Motions

After discovering ongoing hidden damage behind the exterior walls and roof of its building, a Madison Park Condominium Association contacted Harper│Hayes to assist it in making a claim to its property insurers.  The insurers denied coverage and the firm filed a lawsuit on the Association’s behalf. On a motion for…
Harper│Hayes PLLC
April 10, 2020
Insurance Coverage

Prominent Local Contractor Recovers Mid-Seven Figures from Insurer after Harper│Hayes Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgment Order

The owner of a large mixed-use project asserted claims against the project’s general contractor.  The general contractor then made a request for “additional insured” benefits to its subcontractor’s liability insurer.  The insurer denied both defense and indemnity benefits, asserting that the general contractor was not an additional insured and that…
Harper│Hayes PLLC
January 15, 2020
Insurance CoverageThom WilliamsTodd Hayes

Federal Court Rules Liability Insurer Unreasonably Refused to Defend, Estopping It from Denying Coverage

A general contractor tendered a claim as an “additional insured” to its subcontractor’s liability insurer.  The insurer denied any duty to defend or indemnify on grounds that the general contractor was not an additional insured and that the insurer had no coverage obligations until the subcontractor satisfied a $500,000 self-insured…
Todd Hayes
February 25, 2019

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