Ohio Supreme Court rules uninsured-motorist coverage not precluded in police officer accident

Published: 05/23/2013

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled this week that a woman’s claim for uninsured-motorist coverage is not precluded by her insurance policy simply because the vehicle at fault was driven by a police officer who received political immunity.

In the 4-3 majority opinion, the justices held Erie Insurance Company was improperly granted summary judgment after Maria Marusa and her daughter filed a claim against it seeking damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering.

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