Beasley v. GEICO: After This, Is Anything Left for Insurers Under IFCA?
6/7/2022
Stephanie Andersen
In Jerymaine Beasley v. GEICO, 508 P.3d. 212, 2022 WL 1151426 (Wash App. Apr. 19, 2022, published in part), Division II of the court of appeals held “actual damages” under the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”) specifically include noneconomic damages (a component of which is emotional distress damages), a ruling completely at odds with and likely the death knell of Schreib v. Am. Family Mutual, 129 F. Supp. 3d 1129 (W.D. Wash. 2015).
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A Juror’s Perspective on Zoom
by: Gabriella Wagner

6/7/2022

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While using a kitten filter is still not generally acceptable for a legal proceeding, the Zoom platform does offer substantial advantages which cannot be replicated in a courtroom.
Defense Win! - Smith Freed Eberhard
by: Joy Lee

6/7/2022

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Court Dismisses Defamation Action with Prejudice - In Jesse Robbins v. Vietnamese Today News, LLC, Joy Lee from Smith Freed Eberhard represented a local Vietnamese newspaper in Seattle, Washington.
Decrypting First-Party Coverage Issues for Digital Assets
by: Christina Anh Ho

6/7/2022

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With the increase in Americans holding digital assets, the likelihood that insurers who write homeowners’ policies will encounter property claims involving them is ever increasing.