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Join Eric Neal for an Audio Webinar

Eric Neal will be presenting an audio webinar for the National Business Institute on October 16th. "Insurance Bad Faith 2019: Hot-Button Issues and New Case Law," will be streaming from 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The subject of his presentations will...

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Leather and Associates

On August 20, 2019 Lether & Associates celebrated our Firm's anniversary. We started our day with an all office Foosball tournament and breakfast served by Sam Colito. We then headed to Interbay Golf where we had a fun day of playing golf. As expected, awards and...

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Memorial Day

To those in uniform serving and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day. Lether & Associates would like to wish everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. As a reminder, the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion is June...

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Spring and Geese

Spring has arrived here at Lether and Associates. Lately we have seen the signs of the new season. The sun is starting to show. The cherry blossoms are in bloom and Seattle is emerging from another winter. For our firm, however, there is no better sign of Spring than...

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Snowpocalypse

As most of you know, during the last two weeks in Seattle we all experienced an interesting and unusual winter storm. Despite the snowy and icy conditions, Lether & Associates made it through and remained open for business providing our clients with uninterrupted...

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Recipes For Success

Food binds people together. Food comforts and nourishes us. Food creates memories for a lifetime. We hope that our successful family recipes help create loving and lasting memories for you and your loved ones, just like they do for us. Happy Holidays From LETHER...

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Tom Lether on Mediation

Tom Lether was recently interviewed and featured in the True Neutral Newsletter in regard to his perspective on mediation. Tom was specifically asked about what makes for a successful mediation and how he sees the role of mediation in the current litigation climate. A...

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Washington Caselaw Update

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court issued a new decision that may have a significant impact on the business of insurance in the State of Washington.  The new decision, Xia v. Probuilders Specialty Ins. Co., is the first Washington appellate...

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Washington Court’s Most Recent Analysis on “Arising Out Of” Language in the Context of UIM Claims

The case specifically involved questions of whether there was underinsured motorist (“UIM”) coverage for an injury to an insured pedestrian resulting from the intentional firing of a gun from an uninsured pickup truck. In the decision, the Supreme Court addressed two certified questions from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. These specific questions involve whether the subject injury arose out of the use of the motor vehicle and whether the shooter’s intent was material.

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Excess and Reinsurance Issues

Excess and Reinsurance Issues are increasingly important topics that are prevalent in insurance litigation across the country. We have knowledge and experience dealing with these complex matters. If you have any question or concerns please feel free the contact Lether & Associates.

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NFL & Brain Injury Claims

Recently, a slew of national attention has been directed at brain injuries.  From former NFL players and professional boxers suffering from the effects of chronic brain damage, to the dangers of concussions suffered during youth athletics, concern is growing over the...

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