What a Difference a Court Makes

Reitz, Diana B.
November 2013
Claims;Nov2013, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p16
The article examines the roles of courts in the settlement of insurance policy claims. According to the author, courts review the arguments for and against coverage, consider the wording of policy forms, and review past reasoning in order to find out the meanings of the words. The author discusses the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit which involved a woman named Barbara Bennett who sued State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company after being hit by a car.


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