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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Breach of Contract, Washington Consumer Protection Act and Insurance Fair Conduct Act Claims Against Boiler & Machinery Insurer.

By Stuart D. Jones , Shareholder, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC. On September 2, 2011, the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a memorandum opinion in Cowiche Growers, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company , U.S. Court of Appeals No. 10-36072 (9 th Cir., Sept. 2, 2011) that affirmed a summary judgment...

Bullivant Secures Jury Verdict, Court Awards Judgment under Counterclaim for First-Party Insurance Fraud

By John A. Bennett, Stuart D. Jones, Matthew E. Hedberg, Andrew E. Passmore, Attorneys, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC Following a two-month trial, Safeco Insurance Company of Oregon was awarded $9.977 million on its counterclaim for insurance fraud against a former insured, Sohail Masood. An August...

Boiler and Machinery Policy Did Not Cover Apples Exposed to Ammonia Refrigerant In Warehouse

By Stuart D. Jones, Shareholder, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a memorandum opinion in Cowiche Growers, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 18420 (9th Cir. Wash., Sept. 2, 2011) , that affirmed a summary judgment the Honorable Rosanna...