Insurer Justified in Denying Coverage in Uninsured Motorist Case
This case is the latest in a string of ongoing lawsuits challenging uninsured and underinsured motorist provisions.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit found Progressive Northern Insurance Co. didn’t breach the duty of good faith in denying an uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. This was just the latest in a string of court cases dealing with provisions limiting or excluding uninsured and underinsured motorists as attorneys across the country continue challenging these auto insurance policy terms.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma previously sided with Progressive in Lane v. Progressive Northern Insurance, but the plaintiff’s attorney, Rex Travis of Travis Law Office, appealed to the 10th Circuit. The appellate court first asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to certify the question because of the “unsettled nature of the applicable state law.”
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