Upholding The UETA In Barwick V. Geico

Law360 (April 22, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT) -- In a March 31 opinion, the Supreme Court of Arkansas affirmed the lower court’s granting of a summary judgment in favor of Geico General Insurance Co., upholding the applicability of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) to a waiver of minimum medical coverage.[1]

The insured’s wife completed the online application for auto insurance coverage and as part of that online application waived the minimum medical coverage. After a car wreck requiring the insured to incur medical expenses, the insured claimed that the electronic signature on the online waiver of medical coverage was not binding on him because the waiver was not...

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