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Washington Supreme Court Rules Insurers Liable for Agents’ Actions

The Washington State Supreme Court on August 1 affirmed that insurers are liable for agents’ illegal actions...
August 6, 2013

The Washington State Supreme Court on August 1 affirmed that insurers are liable for agents’ illegal actions. “The ruling is a big win for consumers,” said Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. “If you allow someone to do business on your behalf, it only stands to reason that you can be held responsible for what they do.” The case involved violations of the state’s insurance laws in 2006 and 2007 by an insurance agency appointed by Chicago Title Insurance Company.

WA Court Rules Insurers Liable for Agents’ Actions (Enumclaw WA Courier-Herald 8/1/13)
Insurers Liable for Illegal Acts by Agents (Insurance Journal 8/2/13)