R.I. High Court: Employee Not Entitled To UM Coverage From Commercial Auto Policy

R.I. High Court: Employee Not Entitled To UM Coverage From Commercial Auto Policy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The estate of a pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run auto accident is not entitled to uninsured motorist (UM) coverage from the commercial auto insurance policy held by the decedent's business, the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled June 22, affirming a grant of summary judgment to the insurer and its agency on breach of contract and bad faith claims against them (Pamela A. Riel, et al. v. Harleysville Worcester Insurance Co., et al. No. 2011-63, R.I. Sup.; 2012 R.I. LEXIS 90).

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