A third-party complaint by an auto insurance carrier against an alleged tortfeasor has been clipped from a dispute over uninsured motorist benefits brought by a policyholder, according to a ruling last week from a New Castle County Superior Court judge.

Delaware’s UM statute does not confer standing to a UM carrier such as Allstate to bring its own action to compel liability coverage for a third party who has been left without insurance because of another auto insurer’s denial of coverage.