Judge: Insured’s Breach Of Contract Is Barred By 3-Year Limitation Clause
(August 12, 2015, 10:56 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — An insurance policy’s three-year limitation clause precludes an insured’s breach of contract claim for denial of coverage for earthquake damage, a Washington federal judge held Aug. 9; however, the judge allowed the bad faith claim to proceed (Larry Andrews v. St. Paul Guardian Insurance Co., No. 15-676, W.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104712).
(Order available. Document #69-150914-008R.)
Larry Andrews filed a claim with his insurer, St. Paul Guardian Insurance Co., that his home sustained damage during the Nisqually Earthquake that shook Seattle on...