Washington Federal Judge Denies Request To Bifurcate Insured’s Bad Faith Claims
Mealey's (August 17, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A Seattle federal judge on Aug. 14 denied an insured’s request to bifurcate discovery and trial for the bad faith claims alleged against its insurer in an environmental contamination coverage dispute because bifurcation would not promote judicial economy (King County v. Travelers Indemnity Co., et al., No. C14-1957, W.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107401).
(Opinion available. Document #03-150819-003Z.)
King County, Wash., is involved in two underlying Superfund cleanup proceedings involving the Lower Duwamish Waterway (LDW) Superfund Site (LDW site) and the East Waterway...