Howd & Ludorf, LLC Wins Appeal in Underinsured Motorist Action
On August 7, 2012, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of Peerless Insurance Company in the case of Sarah Stott v. Peerless Insurance Company (A.C. 33565). The case involved the issue of whether a resident relative who is operating an owned auto (which she insured) can bring a claim for underinsured motorist benefits as a family member under her parents’ policy. The Appellate Court held that the anti-stacking provisions of the Connecticut Uninsured/underinsured Motorist Statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 38a-336, preclude such a claim. The appeal was argued by Howd & Ludorf, LLC Partner Phil Newbury. The brief was written by Attorney Alaina Judge. The opinion was written by Judge Richard A. Robinson.