Court strengthens insurer-paid defense component of contractors' liability policies

By John Riper Ashbaugh BealJust one day before departing for last week’s Fourth of July holiday the Washington Supreme Court unanimously decided a case that brings good news to Washington contractors and others who purchase liability insurance. The case is particularly welcome to AGC of Washingto...
Posted on: 07/07/2014

Insurance coverage: Be careful what you ask for

By Tristan Swanson Ashbaugh Beal Contractors and owners alike want additional insured coverage that fully covers them against damage caused by downstream contractors. However as demonstrated by the recent Washington Court of Appeals decision Lewark v. Davis Door Service Inc. careless contract la...
Posted on: 06/10/2014