Progressive Beats Underinsured Driver Coverage Class Action

Law360, Philadelphia (July 12, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge axed a putative class action Wednesday accusing Progressive Northern Insurance Co. of failing to let customers waive uninsured motorist coverage for vehicles added to existing policies, ruling state law only required a waiver for newly purchased policies.

U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois said that recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent held that so-called after-acquired-vehicle clauses included in Progressive’s auto insurance policies automatically extended coverage terms and released the insurer from having to ask customers if they wanted to waive so-called stacked uninsured and...
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