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The Northwest Policyholder

A legal blog focused on insurance coverage issues in the Pacific Northwest

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Oregon Fires—Free Debris Removal Available for Businesses, Oct. 16 Deadline
Debris removal after a fire is complicated where hazardous substances may be present. Insurance may not defray the full cost, as debris removal coverage is often sub-limited. The State of Oregon DEQ and FEMA have teamed up to provide removal of some...
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Prominent Portland Culinary and Music Venues File Lawsuits Against Insurance Company
Our firm has filed lawsuits against Cincinnati Insurance Company in Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of RingSide Steakhouse, Mississippi Studios, Polaris Hall, and Revolution Hall, four cultural institutions that span Portland’s culinary root...
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Miller Nash Submits Amicus Brief on Business Interruption Coverage
Our policyholder-side Insurance Recovery Practice Team is proud to represent United Policyholders and the National Independent Venue Association in submitting an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in opposition to a motion to dismiss filed by...
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Northwest Data Breach Laws Are Changing—Is Your Cyber Insurance Keeping Up?
Legal requirements for managing consumer data and handling data breaches are changing, so now is a good time to check your cyber insurance to make sure that it is keeping up. New Oregon Law + Proposed Washington Law + California CCPA = Increasing Bu...
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Oregon Court: Common Commercial Property Insurance Suit-Limitation Clause is Ambiguous
Oregon federal Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman gave policyholders an early Christmas present on December 20, 2019, holding that the most commonly-used suit limitation clause in commercial property insurance is ambiguous, and that therefore the poli...
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Insurance Policy Interpretation in Oregon—Lessons From New Cases
Insurance policies are famously obscure, full of non-sequiturs and jargon. Coverage disputes often feature disagreements about the meaning of policy wording. As a result, courts have developed a process for interpreting policies. In Oregon, the int...
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