Legal news and updates from the attorneys of Casarino in 2015

Colin M. Shalk and Catherine M. Cramer obtained a favorable decision from the Delaware Supreme Court in a case involving UM/UIM reformation claims and PIP claims. The Supreme Court held that an insurer is not required to offer $300,000 uninsured/underinsured coverage to match an insured’s liability limits, as the statute only requires the insurer to offer $100,000/$300,000. The Supreme Court further held that all PIP bills must be submitted within two years, and that the 90 day extension for submitting medical bills is only applicable if the plaintiff can establish impracticality. Tracey v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 3882809, aff’d, 129 A.3d 881 (Del. 2015). (December 2015)

Catherine M. Cramer obtained a defense verdict in Heasley v. State Farm, an uninsured motorist case involving a bicyclist and an unidentified vehicle. The jury found no liability whatsoever on the part of the vehicle, returning a verdict for the defense within an hour. (November 2015)