01/23/2013 03:58:32 PM EST
Unsettled Case Law Made Benefits Denial To Passengers Not Bad Faith, Panel Rules
SHREVEPORT, La. - Because a subsequent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling clarified when "permissive passengers" of a vehicle are entitled to uninsured motorist (UM) benefits, a Louisiana appeals panel on Jan. 16 held that an insurer's denial of UM benefits prior to that did not constitute bad faith (Gabrielle L. Daniels, et al. v. Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., No. 47,572-CA, La. App., 2nd Cir.; 2013 La. App. LEXIS 38).
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