Oregon Court of Appeals Case Decided Yesterday: Policyholder Wins2021-06-18T21:15:54+00:00
10.09.2014 // CONSTRUCTION LAW WATCH
Oregon Court of Appeals Case Decided Yesterday: Policyholder Wins

Be sure to check out the post from The Policyholder Report: Oregon Court of Appeals Rejects Insurer’s Heads-I-Win, Tails-I-Win Policy Interpretation.

The Oregon Court of Appeals yesterday issued an opinion confirming that Oregon law remains faithful to the bedrock principle in coverage disputes that ambiguities in a policy must be resolved in favor of the insured.

In Patton v. Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co. (Oct. 8, 2014), an insured seeking coverage under his homeowner’s policy found himself between a rock and hard place, at least under the insurer’s erroneous attempt to link two unconnected policy provisions to deny coverage. 

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