WEBINAR | Washington State Insurance Coverage Update
7:15 a.m. / 10:45 a.m. – Log in to Webinar
7:30 a.m. / 11 a.m. – When, if Ever, Are Communications Between Insurers and Their Coverage Counsel Privileged in the Aftermath of Cedell?
Gabriel Baker and Steve D. Jensen
In Cedell v. Farmers Insurance Company, the Washington Supreme Court severely limited the ability of insurers handling Washington state claims to rely on the traditional attorney-client privilege and/or work product doctrine. Gabe and Steve will discuss Cedell and its progeny, and provide practical advice for handling Washington state claims in the post-Cedell era.
8 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. – When, if Ever, Does a Policyholder’s Breach of the Duty to Cooperate Affect Coverage Under Washington Law?
Katie Matison and Benjamin J. Roesch
Although most insurance policies require policyholders to cooperate with the insurer’s investigation, a policyholder’s breach of the duty to cooperate may have limited practical effect under Washington state law. Katie and Ben will discuss the Washington Supreme Court’s recent decision in John Staples v. Allstate Insurance Company and the implications for Washington state claims.
This webinar is complimentary.