Washington Supreme Court Expands Definition of Bad Faith in Context of Insurer's Breach of Duty to Defend

The Washington Supreme Court in a March 18, 2010 decision (5-4, majority opinion authored by Justice Tom Chambers) ruled that commercial liability carrier Alea London Ltd, in refusing to defend its insured American Best Foods, Inc. dba Café Arizona (“Insured”) based upon an assault exclusion, even in the face of allegations of post assault negligence which caused or exacerbated injuries, … Continue reading »