The case of the day is Lee v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (W.D. Wash. 2017). ICBC is owned by the British Columbia government, and it provides universal automobile insurance in British Columbia. It insured Mi Joo Tour and Travel Ltd., which operated tour buses. Lee was a passenger on a tour that began and ended in Washington.
The bus was involved in a serious crash. Lee brought a claim against Mi Joo in arbitration, and the case settled. ICBC was involved in the negotiations and paid Lee $10 million (Lee was an additional insured under the ICBC policy). Lee then sued ICBC for breach of contract, tortious breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and anticipated breach of the Washington Insurance Fair Conduct Act. ICBC moved to dismiss under the FSIA.