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INSURANCE BAD FAITH LAW: Washington vs British Columbia

The Washington legislature vests the (elected) Washington State Insurance Commissioner with the authority to issue regulations identifying acts an insurer may commit which violate the duties of good faith and fair dealing. The following acts have been specifically identified as such in the Washington Administrative Code with respect to the settlement of claims; other provisions address the handling of coverage disputes, resolution of first-party property damage claims, and other situations:

WAC 284-30-330 Specific unfair claims settlement practices defined.
The following are hereby defined as unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the business of insurance, specifically applicable to the settlement of claims:

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