Murky Language No Way Out For Insurers Fighting Fees

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 9:08 PM EST) -- A Washington appeals court ruled Tuesday that Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America must pay attorneys' fees in a fight with an apartment complex owner because the insurer's judgment offer was silent on whether it included the fees — sending a sharp warning to carriers thinking about using vague language to duck costs, experts say.

In a lengthy published decision, the state appeals court held that because the language in Travelers' judgment offer was ambiguous, the insurer owed Washington Greensview Apartment Associates for attorneys' fees racked...
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