Judge Finds Insurer's Definition Of 'Relative' Does Not Violate Public Policy

PHOENIX - An Arizona federal judge on July 19 held that a policy's definition of "relative" related to underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage did not violate public policy, as defined by Arizona's Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Act (UMA), because the act doe not "restrict the parties' right to agree on who is insured" (Sammy Abbass, et al. v. American Family Insurance Group, et al., No. 2:13-cv-00268, D. Ariz.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101994).

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