The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) has an important case pending before the Washington Supreme Court, calling into question whether a pool in that state should be considered an "insurer," as well as several other important issues relevant to public entity risk pools.
AGRiP has submitted an amicus brief on behalf of public entity pooling interests in the matter of Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) v. Clark County, set for hearing by the Supreme Court of the State of Washington on May 10, 2016. The AGRiP amicus brief was drafted with cooperation and support from the National League of Cities (NLC) and the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA). Seven other public entity pools in Washington have also coordinated to submit an amicus brief.
For more information on the case, you can view the brief submitted by AGRiP, NLC and CAJPA, the brief submitted by the Washington pools, as well as WCRP’s reply brief.