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Todd Sorenson’s legal practice focuses on education, labor & employment and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing local, national, and international corporations, as well as public entities, in a wide range of disputes, including: breach of contract, trade name infringement, tortious interference, employment discrimination, employee non-compete and non-solicitation provisions, and issues of Constitutional law.
The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued one of its most comprehensive analyses of the rights and obligations arising out of an insurer’s decision to defend under reservation of rights. Ledcor Industries served as the general contractor for the erection of a condominium in Bellevue,...
Far Northwest Dev. Co., LLC v. Cmty. Ass’n of Underwriters of Am., Inc. et al., 2009 WL 1099158 (W.D. Wash. April 22, 2009) Faramarz Ghoddoussi, the sole member of Far Northwest Development, LLC (“LLC”) which built and sold the Somerset Village Townhome Condominiums, admitted...
Panag v. Farmers Ins. Co. of Wash., et al., 204 P.3d 885 (April 2, 2009) In consolidated appeals, the Washington Supreme Court evaluated the activities of a collection agency in its pursuit of subrogation claims. Both plaintiffs, Panag and Stephens, were involved in separate automobile accidents....
Washington Court of Appeals Rules That Insurer's Claims Policies and Procedures Are Not Trade Secrets
Plaintiff McCallum sued Allstate Insurance Company, alleging bad faith and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”). Plaintiff theorized that Allstate maintained a national policy to drag out the claims process, making it unnecessarily difficult and expensive for UIM...