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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP   PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

Issaquah Law Group - Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

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Division II:

Moeller v. Farmers Ins. Co

Moeller sustained property damage during a car accident.  He was insured through Farmers, who paid the cost of repairs. Moeller argued that Farmers’ policy also covered diminished value of his car.  Farmers disagreed. Moeller filed a class action lawsuit. The trial court granted SJ on behalf of Farmers. Moeler appealed. Farmers cross appealed the trial court’s class action certification.

The Court of Appeals analyzed the policy language, construing inclusive clauses liberally and exclusive clauses strictly against the drafter. The language stated that losses to the car from a collision are covered.  The definition of loss was “direct and accidental loss of or damage to” the car.  Therefore, the court found that the policy included loss of diminished value because such was a direct loss proximately caused by the initial harm.

The Court of Appeals reviewed the limits clause to examine whether Farmers had limited the liability elsewhere.  After review of the limits of liability clause, they held that there was not a preclusion of recovery for diminished value.  Therefore, they reverse the summary judgment motion and remand.

Regarding Farmers’ cross appeal, the Court of Appeals disagreed with Farmers holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it certified a class action.

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