Judge: Bad Faith Tort Claim In Washington Accrues Upon Final Judgment

SEATTLE - A third-party bad faith claim against an insurer accrues on the date that final judgment is entered in the underlying suit at issue, a Washington federal judge ruled Oct. 31, denying an insurer's motion for partial summary judgment on statute of limitations grounds (Everest Indemnity Insurance Co. v. QBE Insurance Corp., et al., No. 2:13-cv-00828, W.D. Wash.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156949).

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