Cuomo Veto Of Hit-And-Run Insurance Bill Irks Trial Lawyers

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 6:58 PM EST) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's veto of legislation to have New York drivers buy more insurance for mishaps including hit-and-run accidents sparked consternation Tuesday from trial lawyers, who vowed to keep fighting for what they call a consumer-friendly measure.

The Democratic governor on Monday rejected the supplementary uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage bill, which passed both houses of the Legislature in Albany by wide margins in June.

The legislation would have forced millions of Empire State auto insurance policyholders to opt out, instead of opting in, when deciding to buy...
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