No. 80420-6.

199 P.3d 376 (2008)

MUTUAL OF ENUMCLAW INSURANCE COMPANY, Respondent, v. T & G CONSTRUCTION, INC., and Villas at Harbour Pointe Owners Association, Petitioners.

Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

Decided October 23, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dina J. Wong, Daniel Eli Zimberoff, Barker Martin PS, Seattle, WA, for Petitioners.

James Morton Beecher, Brent William Beecher, Law Offices of Hackett, Beecher, & Hart, Seattle, WA, for Respondent.


¶ 1 We are asked to balance the interests of an insured defendant in reaching a reasonable settlement with a claimant against the insurer's interest in fully litigating its insured's legal obligation to that claimant. In the case before us, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company (MOE), the insurer, vigorously defended its insured, a construction corporation, almost to the end. However, MOE declined to participate in the final round of settlement talks...

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