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GTTC Lawyers Prepare Successful Amicus Curiae Brief to Washington Supreme Court

November 01, 2019

GTTC lawyers Frank Cordell and Greg Pendleton prepared a successful amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Association of General Contractors in T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. Selective Insurance Company of America. The case asked whether “an insurer was bound by representations made by its authorized agent in a certificate of insurance with respect to a party’s status as an additional insured under a policy issued by the insurer, when the certificate includes language disclaiming its authority and ability to expand coverage.” The Washington Supreme Court answered in the affirmative. The issue was of considerable importance to Washington’s construction industry because certificates of insurance are routinely relied upon as evidence of compliance with contractual insurance requirements.

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