AGC signs-on to amicus brief aiming to protect insurer’s duty to defend

Last month, AGC of Washington, with other trade associations such as the National Utility Contractors Association, signed on to an amicus curiae (“friend of the Court”) brief to the Washington Supreme Court supporting a Petition for Review aimed at protecting the duty to defend in Washington.
Posted on: 05/22/2018

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