Gary's recent publications. Just click on the
title of one to see it.
the Bad Faith Case.
beginner-level paper on prosecuting an insurance bad
faith case in Washington state. Presented to a
King County Bar Association seminar for lawyers and
the Insurer's Fraud Defense. Magazine
article for TRIAL magazine, October, 1998.
Addresses the common problem when an insurance company
wrongly accuses its customer of claim fraud. This
article has a national focus, so most of the citations
are from jurisdictions other than Washington.
Coventry Decision: A Sword for First Party
Benefits? Discussion of Coventry
Associates v. American States Insurance Company, 136
Wn.2d 269, 961 P.2d 933 (1998). This is an
important Washington Supreme Court case which helps to
define and clarify bad faith law in Washington.
Written for a Washington Trial Lawyers Association
seminar in 1999.
Good Claim File. Mistakes by claims
professionals provide ammunition for policyholder's
counsel. This paper covers some classic errors.
Written for the Fifth Annual Reed McClure Insurance Law
to Read an Insurance Policy. It
is possible to read and understand a policy. Both
practical and legal tips for lawyers. Published in
Trial News, December, 2000.
Insurance Claims -- Combating the Arson Defense.
Insurance companies are quick to accuse their
policyholders of arson. This paper, written for
the 2001 WSTLA Insurance Law Seminar, is for the
experienced trial lawyer who hasn't tried an arson
Under Oath: Investigative Tool or Weapon of Mass
Destruction? Written for the auto
insurance lawyer, this paper addresses the use of the
examination under oath in UIM and PIP claims.