Insurer Tells Nev. Justices Its Liability Can't Exceed Policy Cap

Law360, Los Angeles (January 6, 2017, 10:21 PM EST) -- United Automobile Insurance Co. on Friday asked the Nevada Supreme Court to rule that it doesn't have to cover a $3.5 million default judgment entered against its policyholder in litigation over a car accident, asserting that it did not act in bad faith when denying coverage and can't be held liable for damages in excess of the policy limits.

A panel of the Ninth Circuit last year sought the Nevada high court's input on legal issues that arose in a dispute over whether United Auto must cover the default judgment entered against its policyholder, Gary Lewis, after the insurer failed to...

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