Case Conclusion Date: 08.16.2010
Practice Area: Litigation
Outcome: The State Supreme Court found that a meaningful offer was made and affirmed the circuit court's order granting summary judgment in favor of insurer.
Description: Represented Underinsured Motorist Carrier (UIM) where insured employee brought action against automobile insurer seeking declaration that insurer failed to make a meaningful offer of underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage to employer, and further seeking reformation of insurance policy to provide UIM coverage for injuries employee sustained while driving employer's vehicle in a collision with underinsured driver. Court granted summary judgment in favor of insurer and employee appealed. The State Supreme Court asserted jurisdiction and heard oral argument and determined that insurer made a meaningful offer of UIM coverage to insured.