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The Use of Fringe Science in Washington State Collapses for Policyholder Allegations of "Collapse"
Posted on 2 Oct 2013 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Daniel R. Bentson , John A. Bennett The Washington Court of Appeals recently addressed what evidence an insured can present to prove that its buildings reached a state of "collapse"—or, "substantial structural impairment"—during... Read More

SNR Denton on James River Insurance Co v. Rapid Funding, Inc.: Inadmissible Expert Opinions May Not Be Presented as Lay Opinions
Posted on 3 Mar 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton Expert opinions are admissible only if they satisfy usually stringent standards. But lay opinions are admissible in some circumstances. In James River Insurance Co v. Rapid Funding, Inc., 658 F.3d 1207 ... Read More

SNR Denton on James River Insurance Co v. Rapid Funding, Inc.: Inadmissible Expert Opinions May Not Be Presented as Lay Opinions
Posted on 3 Mar 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton Expert opinions are admissible only if they satisfy usually stringent standards. But lay opinions are admissible in some circumstances. In James River Insurance Co v. Rapid Funding, Inc., 658 F.3d 1207 ... Read More

SNR Denton on Nevels v. Deerbrook Insurance Co.: Expert Opinion in Bad Faith Case Admissible Only to Extent of Proper Basis
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Nevels v. Deerbrook Insurance Co., the court held an expert could testify that the insurer should have sooner offered the policy limit, but would not be permitted to testify that failure to do so was bad... Read More