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08.27.2013

WEBINAR | Washington State Insurance Coverage Update

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Please join us on Tuesday, August 27, for a complimentary one-hour insurance webinar that will address the impact that Cedell v. Farmers Insurance and John Staples v. Allstate Insurance Company have had on Washington state insurance claims, as well as practical advice for handling such claims. The webinar will be held at two separate times and will cover the same topics. Session one will start at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:30 p.m. British Summer Time), and session two will start at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (7 p.m. British Summer Time). If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please complete your registration by clicking the “Register Now” button above and choosing the appropriate session. Upon completion of registration, you will be sent a confirmation email that includes login information for the webinar.

Agenda:
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.

Questions? Contact:
Heidi Haslip
206.223.5496 (direct)
1.800.426.5801 (toll-free)
hasliph@lanepowell.com