Law360, Los Angeles (December 8, 2017, 11:20 AM EST) -- Washington state's highest court surprised the insurance industry this year when it ruled that a pollution exclusion doesn't negate liability coverage if negligence is the primary cause of a loss, while other courts clarified the standards for holding insurance carriers liable for bad faith and how insurers can preserve their rights to assert coverage defenses.
Here, Law360 recaps five insurance decisions that made waves in 2017.
Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Co.
The Washington Supreme Court turned heads on April 27 when it ruled that a pollution exclusion doesn't eliminate coverage if negligence is the main cause of a policyholder's loss,...
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