Gregory Boucher authors story that explores partial payment issues in insurance disputes

Gregory Boucher authors story that explores partial payment issues in insurance disputes
Who Determines if Damages Are Disputed? One Washington Court Says the Jury Might
Gregory M. Boucher
DRI 2012 Insurance Law Committee Covered Events Newsletter

Gregory M. Boucher, an associate in the Insurance Practice, wrote this article about a December 2012 court order for a jury to determine why an insurance company did not make a partial payment to a claimant involved in a dispute relating to his underinsured motorist coverage. 

The holding from a judge in the Western District of Washington departs from most insurers’ custom of issuing settlement payments only after an entire claim is resolved. Whether this ruling represents the start of a new trend, or is just an anomaly, is yet to be determined.