Washington Law Review


This comment attempts to explore the interests of the insurer and insured under the insurance contract, to differentiate between different tests applied by the courts, and to determine what effect these different tests will have on insurer's conduct. Finally, the comment examines what courts have actually done in their process of defining insurer duties and presses for a more conscious exercise of their role in facilitating rational settlement behavior. Adoption of a rule of strict liability is advocated.

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