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S.C. Supreme Says Law Voids ‘Step-Down’ Provisions in Auto Policies

A South Carolina Supreme Court opinion published Thursday nullifies auto insurance policy provisions that “step down” the maximum payout in instances where the insured was committing a felony or attempting to flee a law enforcement officer. The 3-2 decision provides …

Carrier Can Deny Widow’s Claim Because Heart Disease Contributed to Crash Victim’s Death

Zurich American Insurance Co. concluded that heart disease killed Joseph Arruda, not the spine fracture he suffered after his vehicle careened across opposite lanes of traffic and collided with an oncoming vehicle. Zurich denied an accidental death claim filed by …