Upholding The UETA In Barwick V. Geico

Law360, New York (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...
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