Case Conclusion Date: June 29, 2005
Practice Area: Insurance
Outcome: Underinsured motorist coverage awarded
Description: Arising out of a case involving a pedestrian who suffered debilitating injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle, the plaintiff's excess policy insurance company declined most of the coverage the plaintiff claimed. The court held under the doctrine of promissory estoppel that the plaintiff was entitled to the higher amount of underinsured motorist coverage he sought in his employer's excess insurance policy.