INSURANCE LAW

Experience – Fraud – Complex Coverage – First Party Property – Third Party Liability – Extra Contractual – Bad Faith

Lether Law Group devotes a significant portion of its practice to advising Local, National, and International insurers on coverage issue in both first party property and third party liability claims. In addition, we have decades of experience representing insurance companies in matters in State and Federal Courts. We routinely litigate claims involving property insurance and liability insurance, construction defect matters, personal injury claims and bad faith claims. We are also regularly involved in the investigation of insurance fraud claims and as coordinating counsel in natural disaster claims. Our attorneys are fluent in insurance-related legislation and we remain on the cutting edge of developments in the insurance world. We have achieved multi-million dollar defense verdicts and been instrumental in establishing case law and precedents in Washington and other states.

Our expertise includes a number of significant fire claims, including such claims as the Mary Pang Warehouse fire (largest commercial arson in Washington State history), Manglona v. Allstate (largest homeowner’s arson in Washington State history), the Port of Bellingham fire loss, and the Taylor Bridge wildfire claims. In regard to natural disasters, we have acted as National Coordinating Counsel in regard to the 2001 Seattle Earthquake and the 2014 Oso landslide claims, and as national counsel in COVID-19 claims and 2020 protest claims. On a daily basis we advise clients on coverage issues ranging from an insurer’s duty to defend and indemnify, Additional Insured coverage claims, claims involving WRAP and OCIP policies, first-party property policies, and issues involving an insured’s duty to cooperate. Because of our extensive work in the coverage arena, we regularly assist clients on issues surrounding claims adjusting and investigation of claims. This includes protecting our clients from potential extra-contractual and bad faith claims in a number of jurisdictions. We have also successfully defended insurers in a number of bad faith or extra-contractual claims, as well as coverage claims and contribution claims.

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