US Supreme Court cases against GEICO and Safeco

Stoll Berne attorneys established new law at the United States Supreme Court that will assist consumers and others in enforcing future "willful" violations of federal statutes.The Supreme Court agreed with the arguments presented by attorneys Steve Larson and Scott Shorr that a lower recklessness standard is sufficient and rejected arguments of the insurance industry that a higher knowing standard is necessary to prove a willful violation. Safeco Ins. Co of Amer. v. Burr, No. 06-84 (2007).

ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS CASE:

January 18, 2007 - "Supreme Court hears insurers on credit notification practices," Insurance Journal

October 3, 2006 - "Three cases from Oregon to be heard by Supreme Court," OPB News

October 2, 2006 - "Oregon business cases crowd docket," The Oregonian