Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies Appeal in "Named Driver Only" Policy Case

Tort Talkers may recall the prior November 13, 2014 Tort Talk post on the Montgomery County case of An v. Gillmore & Victoria Fire and Cas. Co. in which that court upheld the validity of a "Named Driver Only" policy.  (Click HERE to view that trial court post).

Click HERE to view the Tort Talk Post on the Superior Court decision affirming the trial court's decision.

 Note that this is not a Named Driver Exclusion provision case.

Rather, a "Named Driver Only" policy is an automobile insurance policy that provides liability coverage only for the named insured driver that is listed in the policy.  As stated, the trial court and the Superior Court have upheld the validity of such policies.

UPDATE:  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the Plaintiff's Petition for Allowacne of Appeal by Order only.  An v. Victoria Fire and Cas. Co., No. 377 MAL 2015 (Pa. Dec. 8, 2015). 

As such, the Superior Court's affirmance on the validity of "Named Driver Only" stands.

Click this LINK to view the Supreme Court's Order.

I send thanks to Attorney Victor M. Verbeke, a Managing Attorney in the Plymouth Meeting office of The Law Office of Jill Snyder for bringing this Order to my attention.

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