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USA: Washington Law Bars Reevaluating Regulator Approved Rates Invoking the Filed Rate Doctrine

Vanessa Wells

Vanessa Wells,

Silicon Valley

Dr. Christian E. Mammen

Dr. Christian E. Mammen,

San Francisco

Victoria (Vicki) C. Brown

Victoria (Vicki) C. Brown,

Silicon Valley

07 April 2015
The Washington State Supreme Court today issued its en banc opinion in McCarthy Finance, Inc. et al. v. Premera et al., WA S. Ct. Case No. 90533-9.  The Court held that Washington law does apply the filed rate doctrine in the insurance context, and that the doctrine bars actions that would require a court to “reevaluate rates” approved by the regulator.

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Vanessa Wells

Vanessa Wells,

Silicon Valley

Dr. Christian E. Mammen

Dr. Christian E. Mammen,

San Francisco

Victoria (Vicki) C. Brown

Victoria (Vicki) C. Brown,

Silicon Valley

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