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Woodruff v. State Farm

Michigan Court of Appeals opinion: State Farm must pay uninsured motorist benefits despite stonewalling, misrepresentation and deception in efforts to deny claim

Case impact

The Michigan Court of Appeals highlights and rejects State Farm’s use of stonewalling, misrepresentation and deception to deny a Michigan auto accident victim’s claim for uninsured motorist benefits. In light of such actions, the plaintiff’s lawsuit for unpaid uninsured motorist benefits could not be dismissed for “noncompliance” with State Farm’s UM policy requirements and/or with State Farm’s contractually shortened period of limitations for filing a UM claim.

For more information, read our blog post on Woodruff v. State Farm: State Farm gets slammed for stonewalling, deceiving auto accident victim.

Here’s the official Michigan Court of Appeals opinion on Woodruff v. State Farm.

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