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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...

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...

Ensuing Loss Provisions, Efficient Proximate Cause Rule, and Definition of Collapse Addressed by WA Supreme Court

By Jerret E. Sale , Daniel R. Bentson On May 17, 2012, the Washington Supreme Court issued two new opinions addressing "ensuing loss" provisions (also known as "resulting loss" provisions), the "efficient proximate cause" rule, and the definition of "collapse"...

Supreme Court of Washington Holds Carrier Cannot Sue Defense Counsel

In its recent decision in Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Sterling Sav. Bank , 2013 Wash. LEXIS 769 (Wash. Oct. 3, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court of Washington had occasion to consider whether an insurer can pursue a malpractice action against counsel in connection...