Washington’s ever-expanding tort of bad faith ensures insurers deal fairly with their insured. See Tank v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 105 Wn.2d 381, 386 (1986). At first glance, the duty appears straightforward, but in application the duty to give “equal consideration in all matters to the insured's interests” is a complicated mire strewn with pitfalls. Id. This is especially true in the context of underinsured motorist (UIM) claims where the insurer is pitted against its insured, litigating “in the shoes” of the underinsured tortfeasor.
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