KING COUNTY v. TRAVELERS INDEMNITY CO.

Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-01957-BJR.

KING COUNTY, Plaintiff, v. TRAVELERS INDEMNITY CO., PROVIDENCE WASHINGTON INSURANCE CO., et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 1332
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 1332 Diversity - Tort / Non - Motor Vehicle
Nature of Suit: 110 Insurance
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

King County, Plaintiff, represented by Douglas J. Simmons , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice.

King County, Plaintiff, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, pro hac vice, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, pro hac vice, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, Defendant, represented by Jocelyn Cornbleet , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Paul Parker , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Stacy S. Freel , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Wayne Karbal , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice & Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

Affiliated FM Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Jillian M. Hinman , FORSBERG & UMLAUF & Michael P. Hooks , FORSBERG & UMLAUF.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP, pro hac vice & Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

Century Indemnity Company, Defendant, represented by Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS.

Federal Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS & Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS.

Financial American Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS & Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS.

First State Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Jocelyn Cornbleet , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Paul Parker , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Stacy S. Freel , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Wayne Karbal , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice & Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

General Insurance Company of America, Defendant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP, pro hac vice & Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

Great American Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Colleen A. Cassidy , DUANE MORRIS, pro hac vice, William J. Baron , DUANE MORRIS, Joseph D. Hampton , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES & Kathryn Naegeli Boling , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES.

Great American Insurance Company of New York, Defendant, represented by Colleen A. Cassidy , DUANE MORRIS, pro hac vice, William J. Baron , DUANE MORRIS, Joseph D. Hampton , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES & Kathryn Naegeli Boling , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES.

Lexington Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Jeffrey David Laveson , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN & Linda Blohm Clapham , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN.

Maryland Casualty Company, Defendant, represented by Justin Sean Landreth , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP & Peter J. Mintzer , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP.

Munich Reinsurance America Inc, Defendant, represented by Sally E. Metteer , WILSON, SMITH, COCHRAN & DICKERSON.

National Surety Corporation, Defendant, represented by Jodi Ann McDougall , COZEN O'CONNOR, Megan Kathleen Kirk , COZEN O'CONNOR & Nadia Bugaighis , COZEN O'CONNOR.

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh PA, Defendant, represented by Jeffrey David Laveson , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN & Linda Blohm Clapham , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN.

New England Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Jocelyn Cornbleet , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Paul Parker , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Stacy S. Freel , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Wayne Karbal , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice & Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

North River Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP, pro hac vice, Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP & Lauren M. Case , DUANE MORRIS.

Old Republic Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Amy R. Paulus , CLAUSEN MILLER, pro hac vice, Michael L. Duffy , CLAUSEN MILLER, pro hac vice & Michael Edward Ricketts , GORDON THOMAS HONEYWELL.

Underwriters at Lloyds London, Defendant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP, pro hac vice & Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

Certain London Market Companies, Defendant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP, pro hac vice & Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

Westport Insurance Corporation, Defendant, represented by Robin Craig , CRAIG & WINKELMAN LLP, pro hac vice & Sally E. Metteer , WILSON, SMITH, COCHRAN & DICKERSON.

Zurich American Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Justin Sean Landreth , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP & Peter J. Mintzer , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP.

Employers Insurance of Wausau, Defendant, represented by Bryan M. Barber .

New England Reinsurance Corporation, Defendant, represented by Jocelyn Cornbleet , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Paul Parker , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Stacy S. Freel , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Wayne Karbal , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice & Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Twin City Fire Insurance Company, Defendant, represented by Jocelyn Cornbleet , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Paul Parker , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Stacy S. Freel , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice, Wayne Karbal , KARBAL COHEN ECONOMOU SILK & DUNNE LLC, pro hac vice & Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Ace Property & Casualty Company, Defendant, represented by Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS & Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS.

Indemnity Insurance Company of North America, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS.

Century Indemnity Company, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS & Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS.

Munich Reinsurance America Inc, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Sally E. Metteer , WILSON, SMITH, COCHRAN & DICKERSON.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Counter Defendant, represented by Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Counter Claimant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Travelers Indemnity Company, ThirdParty Plaintiff, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Twin City Fire Insurance Company, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

American Re-Insurance Co., ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Bruce H. Winkelman , CRAIG & WINKELMAN LLP, pro hac vice & Sally E. Metteer , WILSON, SMITH, COCHRAN & DICKERSON.

New England Re-Insurance Company, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Commercial Ins. Co. of Newark, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

The Continental Ins. Co., ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Continental Casualty Company, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Phoenix Assurance Company of New York, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Pacific Ins. Co., ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Employers Mutual Liability Ins. Co., ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Bryan M. Barber . pro hac vice & Andrea Holburn Bernarding , LAW OFFICE OF ANDREA HOLBURN BERNARDING.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Cross Claimant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP, pro hac vice & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Employers Mutual Liability Ins. Co., ThirdParty Plaintiff, represented by Bryan M. Barber & Andrea Holburn Bernarding , LAW OFFICE OF ANDREA HOLBURN BERNARDING.

Employers Mutual Liability Ins. Co., Counter Claimant, represented by Bryan M. Barber & Andrea Holburn Bernarding , LAW OFFICE OF ANDREA HOLBURN BERNARDING.

Employers Mutual Liability Ins. Co., Cross Claimant, represented by Bryan M. Barber & Andrea Holburn Bernarding , LAW OFFICE OF ANDREA HOLBURN BERNARDING.

Employers Mutual Liability Ins. Co., Cross Defendant, represented by Bryan M. Barber & Andrea Holburn Bernarding , LAW OFFICE OF ANDREA HOLBURN BERNARDING.

Century Indemnity Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS & Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Counter Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Pacific Ins. Co., Counter Claimant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

The Continental Ins. Co., Counter Claimant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Phoenix Assurance Company of New York, Counter Claimant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Continental Casualty Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, Counter Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Counter Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Indemnity Company, ThirdParty Plaintiff, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, ThirdParty Plaintiff, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Continental Casualty Company, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Cross Claimant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Cross Claimant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

General Insurance Company of America, Cross Defendant, represented by Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh PA, Cross Defendant, represented by Jeffrey David Laveson , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN & Linda Blohm Clapham , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN.

Underwriters at Lloyds London, Cross Defendant, represented by Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

Lexington Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Jeffrey David Laveson , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN & Linda Blohm Clapham , CARNEY BADLEY SPELLMAN.

Zurich American Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Justin Sean Landreth , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP & Peter J. Mintzer , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP.

New England Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

New England Reinsurance Corporation, Cross Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Federal Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS & Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS.

Twin City Fire Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

National Surety Corporation, Cross Defendant, represented by Jodi Ann McDougall , COZEN O'CONNOR & Megan Kathleen Kirk , COZEN O'CONNOR.

Financial American Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Misty Anne Edmundson , SOHA & LANG PS & Steven Soha , SOHA & LANG PS.

Certain London Market Companies, Cross Defendant, represented by Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

First State Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Affiliated FM Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Jillian M. Hinman , FORSBERG & UMLAUF.

Westport Insurance Corporation, Cross Defendant, represented by Robin Craig , CRAIG & WINKELMAN LLP, pro hac vice.

Great American Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Colleen A. Cassidy , DUANE MORRIS, pro hac vice, William J. Baron , DUANE MORRIS, Joseph D. Hampton , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES & Kathryn Naegeli Boling , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES.

Great American Insurance Company of New York, Cross Defendant, represented by Colleen A. Cassidy , DUANE MORRIS, pro hac vice, William J. Baron , DUANE MORRIS, Joseph D. Hampton , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES & Kathryn Naegeli Boling , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

Maryland Casualty Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Justin Sean Landreth , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP & Peter J. Mintzer , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP.

North River Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP, pro hac vice, Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP & Lauren M. Case , DUANE MORRIS.

Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Curt H. Feig , NICOLL BLACK & FEIG PLLC.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

The Continental Ins. Co., ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Continental Casualty Company, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Phoenix Assurance Company of New York, ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Pacific Ins. Co., ThirdParty Defendant, represented by Claire Martirosian , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC & Timothy B. Fitzgerald , MCNAUL EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Counter Claimant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Great American Insurance Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Colleen A. Cassidy , DUANE MORRIS, William J. Baron , DUANE MORRIS, Joseph D. Hampton , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES & Kathryn Naegeli Boling , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES.

Great American Insurance Company of New York, Counter Claimant, represented by Colleen A. Cassidy , DUANE MORRIS, William J. Baron , DUANE MORRIS, Joseph D. Hampton , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES & Kathryn Naegeli Boling , BETTS PATTERSON & MINES.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Zurich American Insurance Company, Cross Claimant, represented by Justin Sean Landreth , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP & Peter J. Mintzer , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Zurich American Insurance Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Justin Sean Landreth , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP & Peter J. Mintzer , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Cross Claimant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Travelers Indemnity Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Everett W. Jack , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, Nancy Anne Brownstein , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE & Steven P. Caplow , DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Cross Claimant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

Employers Insurance of Wausau, Cross Defendant, represented by Bryan M. Barber .

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, Counter Claimant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP & Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

General Insurance Company of America, Counter Claimant, represented by Brian A. Kelly , DUANE MORRIS, LLP & Jessica Bohl , DUANE MORRIS LLP.

King County, Counter Defendant, represented by Martha Rodriguez-Lopez , K&L GATES LLP, Michael J. Lynch , K&L GATES LLP, Paul E. Del Vecchio , K&L GATES LLP, Syed D. Ali , K&L GATES LLP & John Craig Bjorkman , K&L GATES LLP.

Providence Washington Insurance Company, Cross Claimant, represented by David W. Howenstine , LANE POWELL PC & David M. Schoeggl , LANE POWELL PC.

Zurich American Insurance Company, Cross Defendant, represented by Justin Sean Landreth , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP & Peter J. Mintzer , SELMAN BREITMAN LLP.


ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT PROVIDENCE WASHINGTON'S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT

ORDER

BARBARA JACOBS ROTHSTEIN, District Judge.

Defendant Providence Washington Insurance Company ("Providence") moves for summary judgment on bad-faith claims brought by Plaintiff King County. Providence argues that the County's bad-faith claims fail as a matter of law because there is no underlying duty to defend. Having already determined in its previous Order [Dkt. #444] that Providence breached its duty to defend King County, the Court denies summary judgment on this basis.

Providence also asserts that the Court should grant summary judgment on King County's "request for coverage by estoppel" on the County's bad-faith claims. Dkt. 295 at 8. Coverage by estoppel allows an insured in some circumstances to maintain an action against its insurer for bad faith "regardless of whether the insurer was ultimately correct in determining that coverage did not exist." Coventry Assocs v. Americans States Ins. Co., 961 P.2d 933, 937 (Wash. 1998). In other words, coverage by estoppel is an alternative bad-faith theory for policyholders who are not able to prove an actual bad-faith breach. However, the Court has already determined that Providence breached the duty to defend, making any estoppel argument irrelevant to the ultimate disposal of King County's bad-faith claims. Therefore, Providence's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment [Dkt. #295] is denied.


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