Legal Webinar: A Year In Review Oregon and Washington Personal Lines

Legal Webinar: A Year In Review – Oregon and Washington Personal Lines

Smith Freed Eberhard Partners Katie Buxman and Josh Hayward on Wednesday, February 15th discussed major cases of the past year in Oregon and Washington with a focus on the impact these cases will have on personal lines claims management. In this one hour presentation, Katie and Josh will discuss recent developments in Oregon and Washington law, including:

• (OR) Changes in the Oregon approach to claims for negligent infliction of emotional distress;
• (OR) Oregon’s cap on noneconomic damages and its impact on high-value claims;
• (OR) How to avoid losing the protections of a safe harbor letter;
• (WA) How to evaluate whether a party improved its position during trial de novo following an arbitration award;
• (WA) Developments to Washington’s dog bite laws under a premises liability theory; and
• (WA) Whether multiple collisions in the span of seconds can constitute a single “accident”

 

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